Cross-site analysis

Jana Kiralj, Dean Ajduković, Dragutin Miškić, Nahikari Irastorza, Liliia Korol, Dana Abdel-Fatah, Steffen Schödwell
2022 Zenodo  
The scale of forced migration to Europe as a result of the the Syrian civil war, together with the political and economic context in Europe, ensured that the integration of refugees received significantly more attention than before. Many predictions of the likely impact of the migration were made within a frequently highly-polarised discourse. Both the European Union and its member states acknowledged the importance of integration policies. It is against this background that the FOCUS project
more » ... s been designed to broaden and deepen understanding of integration dynamics 6-8 years after this major increase in refugees seeking protection in Europe and to link this to aiding more effective integration policy and programme development. This report presents key results of the main research strand of FOCUS: quantitative and qualitative field studies in four countries. The research involved: Quantitative surveys and focus group discussions in four countries – the two largest destinations of Syrian refugees in the EU (Germany, Sweden), an EU country which has largely been a transit country for Syrian refugees (Croatia), and a non-EU country which has received significant numbers of forced migrants from Syria (Jordan). Surveys using the same core research questions undertaken parallelly with both the Receiving Community and Arriving Community. In each country an equal or comparable methodology was employed. Over 5,000 research participants: Adults 18-65, permanent status granted to refugees after 2015 (2013 in Jordan). Regular revision of surveys in light of pandemic restrictions in participating countries. The studies were developed following a detailed review of current understanding of the nature of integration and factors influencing integration. They investigate both socio-economic and socio-psychological dimensions of integration – including the first such work on a number of key socio-psychological factors. The reports for the four individual countries have been published previously, with this document representing [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5948721 fatcat:kyyzsj7gpzgavca65eesp3agsi