Refugees' integration policies in the EU: A Design Thinking approach

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology


Previous studies have examined integration policies, but they have not done so from the perspectives of refugees and host communities. And little has been done to involve these end-users directly in co-designing policies; this research will fill this gap, introducing a new approach to examining integration policies for refugees in the EU through a design thinking approach. It aims to create a deeper understanding of refugee integration systems in Europe at both Member State- and EU-level. The objective is to develop practical policy ideas and recommendations that will support the development of a coordinated and holistic policy for sustainable integration for refugees in Europe. These policies are likely to differ for different countries at a national level; however, the research will also cover the role of the European Union with regard to the principles of integration adopted at EU-level which is used as a guidance tool for Member States in shaping their integration policies.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P000711/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2058717 Studentship ES/P000711/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2022 Allaa Barri