WP3 Cases studies

Led by University of Bologna and SBE with the involvement of UJML, Quatorze, UR, UVEG, UGOT and MAU

The objective of WP3 is to determine and demonstrate the factors contributing to successful migrant inclusion though accommodation into our societies. It will focus on social rights: housing, employment, health and social participation.

Methods include fieldwork such as semi-structured interviews with migrants and stakeholders, observations, ethnography, identification of good practices through a set of 6 to 15 case studies – cases based on local housing initiatives.

The most effective initiatives and actions will be identified to derive principles for wider implementation.

Then we propose to test a potentially viable approach through pilots.

This Innovation Action will develop, test and evaluate potentially viable approaches through pilots.



To gain an explorative and comprehensive look at the question of refugees’ integration through housing, we conducted a qualitative analysis through  local case studies on innovative housing projects intentionally pursuing integration’s goals. To this aim, we included into our analysis different typologies of housing, based on the new concept of living, buildings forms, their location both in city centres and in peripheral areas and dotation in public services.

We looked for projects offering activities or opportunities for refugees to develop skills and eventually access to job offers, but also to interact with local citizens as both aspects contribute to refugees’ integration. This report presents the comparative analysis of the five studied cases.