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Effectiveness of national integration strategies towards second generation migrant youth in a comparative European perspective

Objective



The proposed research will examine the effectiveness of policies and strategies aimed to integrate second generation migrant youth within contemporary European societies. The main part of the research involves an empirical assessment of integration strategies in France, Germany and Great Britain. This will be supplemented by a range of secondary analyzes of parallel phenomena in The Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Finland and Switzerland.
The project has a strong commitment to the involvement of policymakers in the research. This will be coordinated by a series of national and local steering committees. Central to the research are the twin beliefs that issues of integration are central to the effective social, economic and cultural development of Europe and that the experiences of each country within the EU can and should inform the development of the best practise both within and across the nations that constitute the European Union.

The proposed research team are all international experts in the field of integration and ethnic minority research. The core team is coordinated a German research institute and also involves a French and a British partner. They will be assisted by a wider European grouping of experts.
The research will fill an enormous gap in the contemporary social scientific knowledge about the integration of the children of international migrants within contemporary Europe. Across Europe this has become a pressing social issue but, as yet, there is little rigorous empirical research into the effectiveness of the various strategies that have evolved to resolve this central dilemma. The proposed research offers a powerful research design. It will permit a systematic assessment of the nature and extent of integration of young people by comparing simultaneously national differences and differences between the children of international migrants and indigenous young people. The results of this research will be of major significance to policy-makers across the European Union.

Coordinator

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Address
1,Katharinenstrasse 1
96052 Bamberg
Germany

Participants (7)

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Boulevard Raspail 54
Paris
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Germany
Address
39,Kirchschäckerstrasse 39
96045 Bamberg
Stockholms Universitet
Sweden
Address
10,Universitetsvägen
106 91 Stockholm
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
1,Rue Des Terraux 1
2000 Neuchatel
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Rokin 84
1012 KX Amsterdam
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
Fylde Colledge
La1 4 YW Lancaster
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Spain
Address
3,Calle Universidad Comillas 3
28049 Madrid