How to research in the area of asylum seekers and refugees?

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In the last decades and especially during the last few years the Nordic countries have seen a big rise in the numbers of newly arrived asylum seekers and refugees. A huge amount of people from very different backgrounds and many with horrible experiences of escaping their home countries and travelling though dangerous routes have come to look for new homes and safer home countries. Both the numbers and the complexity of the situations of the asylum seekers and refugees have increased. (Thingstrup, Aagerup, & Sørensen, 2016). The Nordic countries have reacted to this situation in different ways but common to their reactions has been a rise in nationalist demands and actions in order to have new rules and restrictions for arrival and approval of residence applications of the asylum seekers. The countries also have different kind of integration policies and procedures. The general attitudes are not in favor of the new comers, and for example Denmark has a rightminded government that hasn’t given a high priority for the improvement of the life conditions of the asylum seekers and refugees in the society. Nevertheless, there are many different organisations, groups of people and professionals on different fields like in social services, education and health care working hard to improve the everyday life of asylum seekers and refugees. This symposium looks at and discusses research in this area, research in the asylum seekers’ reception centres and other settings where asylum seekers and refugees live and struggle for their right to a decent life.
Publikationsdato10 mar. 2018
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 10 mar. 2018
BegivenhedNera 2018 - Oslo, Norge
Varighed: 8 mar. 20189 mar. 2018


KonferenceNera 2018


  • sprogtilegnelse
  • metode
  • socialt udsatte