Quality of life

Role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers

Report
Updated
19 June 2019
Published
19 June 2019
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Abstract

Following the influx of over three million asylum seekers into the European Union in the three-year period 2015–2017, Member States faced a number of challenges related to integrating the newly arrived into their country. This report explores the role of public services – specifically housing, social services, health and education services – in the social and economic integration of refugees and asylum seekers. It aims to identify the factors that hinder this process and the elements that contribute to successful integration. The overall focus is on destination countries, particularly the three countries most affected by the inflow of refugees and asylum seekers: Austria, Germany and Sweden.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    60
    Reference No: 
    EF19042
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1856-1
    DOI: 
    10.2806/595692
    Catalogue info

    Role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers

    Following the influx of over three million asylum seekers into the European Union in the three-year period 2015–2017, Member States faced a number of challenges related to integrating the newly arrived into their country. This report explores the role of public services – specifically housing, social services, health and education services – in the social and economic integration of refugees and asylum seekers. It aims to identify the factors that hinder this process and the elements that contribute to successful integration.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF190421
    Catalogue info

    O papel dos serviços públicos na integração dos refugiados e dos requerentes de asilo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Na sequência do afluxo de mais de três milhões de requerentes de asilo à União Europeia no triénio 2015-2017, os Estados-Membros confrontaram-se com vários desafios relacionados com a integração dos recém-chegados. O relatório analisa o papel dos serviços públicos, especificamente nas áreas da habitação, dos serviços sociais e dos serviços de saúde e de educação, na integração social e económica dos refugiados e dos requerentes de asilo. Visa identificar os fatores que entravam esse processo e os elementos que contribuem para o êxito da integração. A tónica geral é colocada nos países de destino, em especial nos três países mais afetados pelo afluxo de refugiados e de requerentes de asilo: a Áustria, a Alemanha e a Suécia.

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