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Ongoing project

Selection Criteria in Refugee Resettlement

Balancing vulnerability and future integration in eight resettlement countries.

Project period 2020 - 2021
Project nr. 10471
Project leader Jan-Paul Brekke
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There are many refugees in the world. Who among them should be resettled? The aim of this project is to compare selection criteria and practices in refugee resettlement in Norway, Australia, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Based on in-depth interviews and document studies we explore different national approaches to refugee resettlement, focusing in particular on how states balance humanitarian objectives and integration-related concerns in the selection process. We also examine aspects related to foreign policy and border control, as well as the strategic use of refugee resettlement.

The study was commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and is conducted in collaboration with researchers from NORCE and PRIO.

Events

What should be the selection criteria for refugee resettlement?

June 10th 9 - 10.30 am. 

At this webinar, The Institute for Social Research, in cooperation with Norce and PRIO, launches a report titled “Selection Criteria in Refugee Resettlement - Balancing vulnerability and future integration in eight resettlement countries”. Please join us to hear researchers and practitioners, including the UNHCR, discuss the UNHCR resettlement program in Norway and seven other countries (Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands).

Read more about the event.

Participants

ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Jan-Paul Brekke Senior Research Fellow Dr. polit. +47 918 79 903 jan.p.brekke@samfunnsforskning.no
Erlend Paasche Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 474 01 216 erlend.paasche@samfunnsforskning.no
Astrid Espegren
Kristin B. Sandvik
Tags: Migration
Published June 9, 2021 10:22 AM - Last modified June 9, 2021 10:35 AM