WP6: 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.

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


D6.1 Working Paper: Broad literature review on the multi-scalar policy practices in relation to migration and integration within the EU


In this working paper, Iraklis Dimitriadis (UNIMI), Minke Hajer (UNIMI), Elena Fontanari (UNIMI) and Mine Islar (ULund) provide a broad explorative literature study for understanding multi-scalar interactions of the immigration governance at the local level by civil society actors, transnational organizations, city-city collaborations. 

D6.3 Minutes of WP6 workshop 1. Held on zoom on June 15, 2020 


This workshop was hosted by ULund. with the aim to introduce case studies and discuss how to synthesise findings in line with broader goals of the WP6.  

D6.5 Minutes of WP6 workshop 2. Held on zoom on November-December 2020


D6.6 Minutes of the virtual “Thessaloniki” workshop. Held in December 2021 (hybrid)


The purpose of the “Thessaloniki Workshop”, which was held in a hybrid format due to Covid-19 restrictions, was to collect feedback on the WP6 partners’ working papers, to discuss similarities and differences between case studies, to decide on common research directions and common papers/policy briefs and to enhance synergies between WP5 and WP6. The Workshop was chaired by Dimitra Manou (UoM – organizer of the WS) and Mine Islar (ULund and WP6 Leader).



EU project 1280x166

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