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The principal rationales for this project are in the recent political, socio-cultural and socioeconomic development in Europe. One current feature in Europe is the increase in immigration and, thus, the increase in cultural diversity. In many countries, economic decline has most severely effected foreign newcomers and increased their number as recipients of unemployment benefits leading them to dependency on welfare assistance. The risk of immigrants having disadvantaged socio-economic status has been clearly measured and commented upon by many researches. Further, especially alarming factor, which was one of the principal motives for this project, is the current increase in racism, prejudice, and xenophobia in many European countries.

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