In the wake of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ as well as large-scale displacement from Ukraine, small- and medium-sized towns and rural areas (SMsTRAs) have been playing an increasing role in accommodating humanitarian migrants. Many of these localities often had less or no prior experience with migration compared to larger cities. The Whole-COMM research project, funded by the European Commission, has been investigating in SMsTRAs across Europe what shapes, affects, or enables the integration of post-2014 migrants.
This event will convene key stakeholders from government, academia, civil society, and the private sector to share and discuss the research results and policy implications stemming from the Whole-COMM research project. Hosted at the European University Institute’s Migration Policy Centre, its aim is to share and develop innovative multilevel and multi-actor strategies that strengthen the integration of migrants and community cohesion in SMsTRAs.
Participation in the event is by invitation only.