Refugees: vulnerability, resilience and inclusion in a democratic society, in the context of socio-economic crisis

Leading researcher: Cristina Santinho
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Type of project: Post-doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Refugees | Integration policies | Portuguese institutions


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BPD/84798/2012
Starting date: 01-04-13

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Abstract

Refugees are one of the most striking examples of communities deeply traumatized by persecution anchored in human rights abuses. The possibility of asylum in Portugal, as in Europe, is deeply dependent on the narrative of the experience of trauma experienced in the past. However, little is known about the way themselves, already in the host society perspective themselves in the present and in the future. One of the societal challenges “Horizon 2020” is to “build inclusive, resilient and secure societies”. In this context, and given the need for good integration of refugees into Portuguese society (which is to them a political, social and moral commitment) we intend to do research about the following issues: What are the political, bureaucratic and even emotional strategies employed by technicians in the institutions responsible for the integration of refugees? b) What are the strategies of resilience faced by asylum seekers in order to a healthy integration currently in the host societies.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub106*Antónia Pedroso de LimaSupervisorproj39*Refugees: vulnerability, resilience and inclusion in a democratic society, in the context of socio-economic crisisPost-doctoral researchOngoing
pub110*Cristina SantinhoResearch scholarproj39*Refugees: vulnerability, resilience and inclusion in a democratic society, in the context of socio-economic crisisPost-doctoral researchOngoing
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