Housing for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe

When: 26 June 2019, 17:00 - 19:00
Where: Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh

A team from the GLIMER project will present the findings from their research into housing for refugees and asylum seekers across Europe. Successes and failures will be discussed from across the case studies as we as what can be learned to improve accommodation for displaced migrants. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion involving key stakeholders who work with displaced migrants in Scotland.

This is a free event, but please book your place here

Housing event

Housing for asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees

When: 28 February 2019
Where: Malmö University
Building GÄDDAN 8, Citadellsvägen 7
Room: STORM (entrance floor)

Housing for asylum seekers and refugees is, not least after the refugee immigration during
2015, an increasingly contested issue.

In Sweden a governmental investigation was initiated
to oversee the reception system and in the fall last year the governmental report An Orderly
Reception was published (SOU 2018:22). This panel debate takes this report as a starting point,
and it aims at discussing the preliminary proposal in the light of an on-going international
research project about reception and integration of asylum seekers and refugees and from
the perspective of different organisational bodies organising the reception in Malmö and the
Skåne Region.

08:30-08:50 Opening and introduction to current challenges and on-going transformations in Sweden and beyond

  • Erica Righard, Associate Professor, Malmö University

08:50-09:15 Housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Calbria/Italy, Nicosia/Cyprus, Scotland/UK and Skåne/Sweden

  • Nasar Meer, Professor and GLIMER Principal Investigator, University of Edinburgh

09:15-09:45 Coffee 

09:45-10:45 Panel commentaries | moderated by Henrik Emilsson, PhD, Malmö University

  • Gunilla Holmlin, Integration Developer, County Adm. Board Skåne
  • Ebba Cedergren, Senior Advisor, City of Malmö
  • Ingrid Sahlin, Professor, Lund University

10:45-11:30 Discussion

The event is free of charge. Places are limited, please sign-up by contacting

This panel debate is being held in partnership with Malmö Stad, Malmö University and Mistra Urban Futures.


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The current ‘migration crisis’ presents openings and well as challenges.

The aim of GLIMER is to generate research that will help European cities and regions facilitate the long term inclusion of displaced people in a way that remakes local spaces.