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Housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Europe

Event type: Portfolio
Date: 26/06/2019

How can new arrivals contribute to the revival and regeneration of urban areas, thus making them more inclusive, vibrant and accessible?

A part of Refugee Festival Scotland, a team from the Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees (GLIMER) project will be presenting some of the findings from their research on accommodation for refugees and asylum seekers. They will discuss the successes and failures across their case studies in Scotland, Sweden, Italy and Cyprus as well as what can be learned to improve housing conditions.

This will be followed by a roundtable discussion involving key stakeholders working with displaced migrants in Scotland.

This is a free event, but you should book your ticket here.


17:00 – 17:20 Housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Calabria/Italy, Nicosia/Cyprus, Scotland/UK and Skane/Sweden

Professor Nasar Meer, GLIMER Principal Investigator, University of Edinburgh

17:20 – 17:30 Integration Governance in Scotland: Accommodation, Regeneration and Exclusion

Dr Emma Hill, GLIMER Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

17:30 – 17:50 Panel commentaries

  • Gayle Findlay, Policy Manager, COSLA
  • Caroline Chingono, Project Volunteer Coordinator, Women Asylum Seeker Housing Project
  • Cath McGee, DASS Manager, Refugee Survival Trust

17:50 – 18:30 Roundtable discussion | chaired by Dr Timothy Peace, GLIMER Co-Investigator, University of Glasgow

18:30 – 19:00 Refreshments

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