WP5: The Effect of Asylum Seekers’ Concentration in Space in Times of Crisis

Looking at Labour Markets, Welfare, Education and Environment Governance Across Europe

Large migration movements as any population movements are often associated with change in socioeconomic structures, markets and environment. Against this backdrop, this Work Package will argue that to understand the uneven geography of migration crises, one has to look beyond political agendas. It involves studying broader socio-economic phenomena ranging from access to labor market, housing, welfare, education and environment. By contributing to the fieldwork and identifying some of the particularities of different local economic contexts and, moreover, of different ethnic backgrounds of asylum seekers and refugees, we will shed light on the way in which human agency (the particular characteristics of individuals) and structural constraints (the particular characteristics of a socio-economic local context, and of the organizational, political and diasporic contexts of the newcomers) interact to facilitate or hinder the integration of these newcomers on the one hand and, reversely, to influence/or not some transformations in the local labor market and the political reigning environment on the other.

Partners Involved: EUBA (Lead), University of Liège, Lund University, University of Milan, University of Macedonia, SOAS.


D.5.1. Maps of Asylum Seekers’ Sites


This deliverable by Paula Puškárová, Michaela Čiefová, Martin Lábaj and Natália Zagoršeková (EUBA) is an initial output of WP5 addressing data gaps in mapping refugees’ and asylum seekers’ concentrations. The compilation of available data on capacities, facility types and coordinates of asylum seekers’ sites allows detecting concentration hotspots across the EU and analysing these hotspots further in Task 2 and 3 within the WP5. The detection and analysis of these hotspots are crucial for the project since they represent potential challenges for governance of refugee integration and by comparing different success and failure stories of concentration governance we plan to draw policy recommendations for successful migration governance and contribute to the discussion on redistribution quota. The data was compiled with the help of national authorities (immigration offices, ministries) amongst the EU member states and project partners and are available in an open access mode following the Datawrapper links in the Annex. The size of the dots in the maps represents the capacities – the bigger the dot, the more asylum seekers are located in the facility. Different colours indicate different facility types.

D.5.3. Minutes of the Workshop in Bratislava


This deliverable prepared by Michaela Čiefová presents the minutes of the MAGYCxEUBA workshop done at the University of Bratislava September 25, 2020.




 EU project 1280x166

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