Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany, 12 – 13th April 2018
Registration: Attendance at the conference is free but places are limited. Please register stating whether you will be able to attend both or one of the days by the 25th March to conferences.abi [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de (subject: Conference%20%22Housing%20and%20integrating%20refugees%22) (conferences.abi[at]abi.uni-freiburg.de)
Please find the Conference Programme here.
Do you need a hotel room for the duration of the conference? We have reserved a room contingent at Central Hotel Freiburg. Please refer to the room contingent ABI.
What is called a “refugee crisis” from a European perspective is a well-known phenomenon in the Global South. Far from Europe, experiences on housing and integrating refugees and displaced persons have been collected for decades.
Though the situation in each country is specific and policies towards refugees and migrants show an enormous variety, some of the challenges that hosting communities face are similar, irrespective of where on the globe there are. Unfortunately, knowledge and research about refugee and migrant policies and practices in the Global South is still overshadowed by attention to the Global North. This is despite the fact that the future planning and implementation of refugee policies in the West could benefit from the ample, often innovative experiences and learning processes made elsewhere. In fact, fewer governmental rules and regulations as well as a lack of resources can be a breeding ground for innovation and creativity.
The focus of this conference is on research results regarding innovative best practices from around the globe for the housing and integration of refugees and displaced persons.