Multi-Scalar Study of the Response.
This Work Package aims to map multi-scalar responses determined by the spatial relations of migration. It will contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development goals and inform policy making at the intersection of migration and integration. By engaging in multi-scalar case studies, the aim is to cover both official and unofficial responses to the so called “refugee crisis”, emphasizing the role of the local authorities on facilitating (or hindering) the application of national policies on reception, redistribution and inclusion/exclusion of newcomers as well as the increasing role of communities and innovations in shaping the migration response by also showing opportunities.
In this WP we are conducting a literature review of multi-scalar practices (supranational – national – regional – local) of migration and integration in the EU. We are also carrying out one in-depth study in Sweden where we link the “old” issue of ongoing rural – urban migration with the “new” issue of international migration in order to illustrate potential solutions to the intractable problem of integration. In WP6 we also coordinate the organisation of three workshops in order to synthesise findings from three multi-scalar case studies in Greece, Italy, and Sweden.