The aim of this project is to work towards innovative solutions that transform the migration crisis into an opportunity for European cities.

Our goal is to generate theoretically informed but empirically grounded data that is able, through best practice sharing and reporting, to advise policy-makers and stakeholders on how workable solutions can be found to integrate displaced migrants and refugees. We will focus on medium sized cities in both Southern and Northern Europe and a key aspect of the project will be dedicated to investigating how the local governance of new arrivals can secure successful integration across a range of indicators.


GLIMER – Governance and the local integration of migrants and Europe’s refugees
Duration: 2017–2020
Contact: Prof. Nasar Meer, Tim Peace
Budget: 1.384.495 EUR
Partners: University of Edinburgh, University of Calabria, Malmö University, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, University of Glasgow




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.