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Research project

Whole-COMM - Exploring the integration of post-2014 migrants in small and medium-sized towns and rural areas from a whole of community perspective

Whole-COMM has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004714.

After 2014, the number of migrants in barely prepared small and medium-size towns and rural areas has grown, affecting local social cohesion and challenging Europe’s future integration.

Whole-COMM pushes forwards scientific knowledge and theorisation on the dynamics and causal mechanisms that shape the complex relationship between immigrant integration policy and community cohesion through a cross-country (8 EU and 2 non-EU countries) and a cross-locality (40 localities) comparative approach, and a mixed-methods research design which matches qualitative and quasi-experimental methods, a survey on attitudes, and quantitative analysis on the impact of policies on social cohesion and immigrants’ integration trajectories.

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