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Exploring integration as emplaced practice

Contact person: Maja Povrzanović Frykman
Responsible: Maja Povrzanović Frykman
Co-workers: Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Malmö högskola, Hege Wallevik, Hanne Sortevik Haaland, Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand and Norway
Partner: Malmö University and Agderforskning, Universitetet i Agder, Senter for likestilling, Kristiansand, and the municipality of Lindesnes, Norway
Funding: Forprosjekt – RFFAGDER, Project number: 257623
Timeframe: 2016-02-15 -- 2016-12-31
Research profile: Migrationsprofilen
Research programme: Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Culture and Society, Global Political Studies
Subject: Tvärvetenskap

This project is based on a partnership involving Agderforskning, The University of Agder, the University of Malmö and the municipality of Lindesnes. The main goals are to improve integration processes involving labour, refugee and family migrants in a local context and to build a foundation for a comprehensive future project. The pilot-study sets to explore integration as emplaced practice, using the municipality of Lindesnes as a case. The study focuses on local forms of and conditions of integration by exploring how, where and why the inhabitants do or do not engage in common activities with other people in the municipality 
and how they perceive local contacts, communication and commonalities across differences of origin. In doing so, the study will offer new knowledge pertaining to immigration that can contribute to crucial social change in the Agder region and beyond on an urgent matter.

The pilot-study's partnership will ensure both practical relevance, social change, high scientific quality and increase the possibility of getting funding for a future more comprehensive project. It is in accordance with several of RFF Agder's thematic areas. It produces knowledge and knowledge-based development on integration processes that are urgent and crucial to social sustainability and the related development both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The results of the pilot-study will be an important part of a local workshop in Lindesnes aiming at improving local integration. They will also be published in a scientific article.

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