Quality of life

Role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers

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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

    Role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    This study explores the role of public services in the social integration of refugees and asylum seekers. It focuses not only on employment, but also on aspects such as housing, social inclusion, health and education services. It examines a range of integration measures adopted in five EU Member States (Austria, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden) in an attempt to identify the main challenges and the lessons learnt. The countries selected vary in terms of the scale of the inflow, tradition of receiving refugees, labour market conditions, social assistance systems and presence of other migrant groups.  

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