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 multilevel governance dynamics (Skrivanek et al. 2022a) and on integration (Skrivanek et al. 2022b), the report explores which factors facilitate or hinder positive encounters and shape attitudes, interactions and lived experiences of inclusion and exclusion in a specific local context.
Authors: Hakan Kilic, Tamara Kerschbaumer, Isabella Skrivanek, Albert Kraler, Christina Khoury & Anna Faustmann