Most European larger cities face considerable national and internatopnal immigration. Housing represents one of the fundamental prerequisites and foundation for structural and social integration into society.
The Housing-Integration-Nexus approach enables shifts the focus onto the experiences of those who ‘have to integrate’, recognizing issues of social justice and concurrence dynamics of low-income groups and paying attention to migrants’ and refugees’ own assessments to housing policy.
Housing is composed of several elements: the living space itself (flat, house, etc.) but it also relates to the capacity for social participation and care within the residential environment. Including close-to-home open space, everyday neighbourly interaction and the proliferation of “micro publics” of encounter.
To respond to this question, HOUSE-IN:
For this the HOUSE-IN project focused on for case studies in the cities Vienna (Austria), Leizpzug (Germany, Riga (Latvia) and Helsingborg/Lund (Sweden). In addition Urban-Living-Labs (ULL) were set up in Leipzig and Riga.
In this policy information, we analyzed the common challenges and promising practices to overcome them. This resulted in 9 recommendations, which wait to be replicated by you.
The challenges and responses are illustrated by case examples from our partnership.
HOUSE-IN is a 18 month research programme, which started in June 2021 and was funded by JPI Urban Europe.
For more information on the project, don’t be shy, reach out to project leader Bahanur Nasya.