REFUGEE AND ASYLUM SEEKER INTEGRATION WITHIN GLASGOW
12th October 2018
This report summarizes the design and findings of research conducted by EPPE Network member Sheila Crowell while at the University of Glasgow in partnership with Thriving Places, a local community development initiative. The research explored how organizations offering support to refugees and asylum seekers interpret the concept of integration in practice, and devise programs and activities to promote integration. In particular, variations in practitioner views of integration as a concept and outcome were analysed. It was found that while integration organizations tend to be in close communication regarding best practices or common problems, this communication does not always reach individuals at the policymaking level. Bottom-up feedback channels might succeed in ensuring that integration policies better meet the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.