WP2 Review of integration/inclusion policies and initiatives
Led by the Universitat of València with the involvement of UJML, Quatorze, UR, UNIBO, UGOT and MAU
The overall objective of WP2 is to summarize existing knowledge on policies, processes, actors and activities in the field of migrant inclusion.
The first task identifies information on existing integration policies/processes and their social, economic and health impacts.
The second task gathers information about real experiences and initiatives about inclusion through housing strategies at national and regional levels and their impacts on public debate and participative governance.
The results will inform the activities of all consecutive WPs.
Together with the access to employment, education, social services and health, housing contributes to social inclusion and to a successful social integration. The theoretical frameworks used as well as the evidence collected from the empirical studies constitutes the first step in WP2.
Partners will design an analytical instrument to identify and collect information on experiences and practices that will be further processed in WP3.
The access to housing and accommodation constitute the primary objective in this review, but employment, health, education, social participation are also taken into consideration. This literature review is devoted to inclusion policies in France, Italy, Spain and Sweden, as they relate to civil rights, health, training, accommodation, and persistent barriers to inclusion. Migrant entrepreneurship initiatives and the impact of civil society initiatives on inclusion are also analysed in the literature. Finally, the role of the NGOs as well as the administration and the private sector are scrutinized.
Given that access to adequate housing is a universal right and constitutes an important path towards integration in host societies, this second task aims to review and analyze inclusion policies, placing special emphasis on those that guarantee or favor access to housing.
We offer a qualitative-based diagnosis regarding the social and political milieux where access to housing is variably granted or hindered, as well as the related refugee’s needs and requests, their household’s compositions, and usual conditions of available dwellings. Furthermore, a series of challenges and recommendations are asked as a set practice-oriented insights for decision and policymakers.