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Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Belgium

This report studies reciprocal interactions between post-2014 migrants and long-term residents. It also evaluates experiences of inclusion and exclusion of post-2014 migrants in four small and medium-sized towns in Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia). The findings are based on interviews conducted with post-2014 migrants and on four focus group discussions with a mix of long-term residents … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Turkey

Through the three local case studies examined in Turkey, this report aims to explore the factors (social/group, ideational/political, governance and spatial) that are more relevant in shaping attitudes, interactions between long-term residents and post-2014 migrants, and migrants’ experiences of inclusion/exclusion. It addresses three cases: Small-Town East Marmara, Small-Town Central Anatolia and Rural Areas Mediterranean. Based … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Sweden

This report presents the Swedish results of the Whole-COMM work package 5. This work package consists in a qualitative examination of the social, governance, political, and spatial opportunities and constraints that affect migrants’ opportunities for successful social and economic integration. Through individual interviews with post-2014 migrants, focus groups with migrants and long-term residents, and participant … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Spain

The aim of this report is to better understand the role that local contexts play in shaping integration outcomes for post-2014 migrants in Spain. Based on a mix of qualitative data (in-depth interviews, focus groups, and participant observation) collected in five Spanish towns it identifies similarities and differences in terms of interactions between post-2014 migrants … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – the Netherlands

This report looks at post-2014 migrants’ reciprocal attitudes, social relations, and integration experiences in four small and medium-sized towns and rural areas in the Netherlands. Primarily based on interviews, focus group discussions and participant observation conducted in the four selected municipalities, the report explores which factors facilitate or hinder positive encounters and shape attitudes, interactions … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Italy

The objective of this country report is to understand the role that specific local contexts can play in shaping individual attitudes, social relations and consequently integration experiences of post-2014 migrants (i.e., migrants who have arrived in Italy after 2014 through the channel of asylum) in Medium-sized Towns and Rural Areas (SMsTRAs). Specifically, we focus on … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Germany

This report looks at social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences in small and medium-sized towns and rural areas (SMsTRA) in Germany. Drawing on participant observations, interviews with post-2014 migrants, and focus group discussions with long-term residents in six case study localities, integration of post-20014 migrants is analysed as a whole of community process … Read more

Country report on social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences – Austria

  This report examines post-2014 migrants’ reciprocal attitudes, social relations, and integration experiences in four small and medium-sized towns and rural areas in Austria. Based on interviews with migrants, focus group discussions with both migrants and long-term residents, and participant observation conducted in the four selected municipalities as well as results of the analysis of … Read more

Comparative Paper on local integration policies and multi-level policymaking interactions in SMsTRA

This working paper looks at the integration policies targeting post-2014 migrants developed by 49 small and medium-sized towns and rural areas (SMsTRA) in eight EU countries, Turkey and Canada, and at the policymaking interactions that local governments in these localities develop with non-public actors and governmental actors at higher levels of government. The analysis is … Read more