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Book Presentation Seminar: The Institutions and Organizations of Refugee Integration: Voices of Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian Refugees, and Lessons from their First Years in Sweden

Society and economy

Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Professor of Public Administration; Vedran Omanovic, Assistant Professor in the School of Business, Economics and Law; Andrea Spehar, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre on Global Migration (CGM) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are going to present their book ''Institutions and Organizations of Refugee Integration: Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian Refugees in Sweden'' in this seminar.

Seminar
Date
2 Dec 2020
Time
10:00 - 11:30
Location
online, via Zoom

Participants
Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Professor of Public Administration
Vedran Omanovic, Assistant Professor in the School of Business, Economics and Law
Andrea Spehar, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre on Global Migration (CGM)
Organizer
Centre on Global Migration (CGM)

This book examines the integration experiences of refugees to Sweden from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), and more recently from Syria (2014-2018) - two of the largest-scale refugee movements in Europe for the last thirty years.

It focuses on refugees’ interactions with key institutions of integration including language training, civic orientation, validation of previous educational experience, organizations and multiple labour market initiatives targeting refugees. Drawing on interviews with the refugees themselves, it offers a nuanced analysis of how the institutions of integration operate on a daily basis, and the effects they have on the lives of those who take part in them. The authors’ comparative approach highlights the particularities of each refugee movement while also revealing developments and persistent issues within institutions of integration in the intervening years between the Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian conflicts.

(The registration is free and the event is open to the public)