Settling down and starting a belonging process is the key process in the transition from being migrant to a citizen of a place. The housing, as the physical home for forced migrants, plays an important role in this process. With the housing, the neighbourhood, new connections new life styles are adopted. With our research in HOUSE-IN we conclude the main challenges in our cities for forced migrants in settling down and becoming a member. In this policy information you can find the main challenges and good responses to them.
To respond to this question, in HOUSE-IN used existing inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and trans-regional knowledge for identifying gaps at the housing-integration intersection. Settling down and creating a sense of belonging is a long process: Housing and the context of housing in this process is a crucial element for the integration for forced migrants.
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.
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.