Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis

NoVaMigra is hosting a blog series on the European Commission’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum. In our second post, Martin Deleixhe takes a first comprehensive look at the Pact – see here.

Policy Papers

European Policy Brief: Quality Newspapers vs. Pouplism

Much of the current debate about immigration, far-right populism and the future of the EU is centred on the increasingly complex relationships between media and political attitudes. [...] Research on populism is mostly about the sources and development of negative attitudes towards Europe, immigration or the “elites”. By contrast, this policy paper focuses on news media that presumably strengthen pro-immigration attitudes among the European public which are typically connected with pro-European attitudes.

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Quality Newspapers vs. Populism: Shaping pro‐immigration attitudes in five EU Member States

What’s the role of the media in shaping attitudes towards Europe as a “continent of immigration”? This policy paper focuses on widely read quality newspapers in France, Germany, Poland and Sweden as well as on the special case of Hungary where press freedom has been largely dismantled. We show that quality newspapers are a bulwark against far‐right populism and crucial contributors to the strengthening of pro‐immigration attitudes in accordance with the core values of the EU.

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The Role of Values in Swedish Integration Practices (English Version)

NoVaMigra_Policy_Research_Alert_3_2019_English_final.pdf In the aftermath of the large inflow of asylum seekers in 2015, questions pertaining to values and norms in Swedish integration work have become more salient. Many integration providers experience an increased importance to communicate and convey norms and values in their daily work. This development, however, leaves many integration providers with question marks on how to best communicate, transmit, or argue for certain values and norms. This policy research alert spells out some of the recent developments and highlights a number of areas of integration to improve.

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The Role of Values in Swedish Integration Practices (Swedish Version)

NoVaMigra_Policy_Research_Alert_3_2019_Svenska_final.pdf Efter det stora inflödet av asylsökande 2015 har många frågor om normer och vär‐ deringar kommit i förgrunden i det svenska integrations‐ och inkluderingsarbetet. Många av de som arbetar med integration och inkludering upplever att det blivit allt viktigare för dem att kunna kommunicera och förmedla normer och värderingar i sitt dagliga arbete. Det reser många frågor om hur man bäst kommunicerar, för vidare eller argumenterar för normer och värderingar. I denna policy research alert sammanfattar vi den senaste tidens utveckling och pekar ut några områden där ar‐ betet med normer och värderingar behöver bli bättre.

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Policy Research Alert: Multicultural Education in Poland (Polish Version)

NoVaMigra_Policy Research Alert_2_AMU_PL_final_updated.pdf Wyzwania w nauce języka polskiego jako obcego i edukacji międzykulturowej na przykładzie Wielkopolski (Polish Language Learning and Multicultural Education: Challenges in the Wielkopolska Region) Liczba uczniów urodzonych za granicą uczęszczających do szkół podstawowych i średnich w Wielkopolsce znacząco wzrosła w ostatnim okresie. W roku szkolnym 2015/2016 w szkołach publicznych w regionie było 585 uczniów urodzonych za granicą. Od tego czasu liczba ta wzrosła pięciokrotnie i na początku roku szkolnego 2018/2019 wynosiła 3200 uczniów. Liczba uczniów urodzonych za granicą stale rośnie, szczególnie, że uczniowie przyjeżdżają i zaczynają naukę w szkołach w ciągu całego roku szkolnego.

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Policy Research Alert: Multicultural Education in Poland

Although Poland has a self‐image of being a monolingual country, bilingualism and multilingualism are on the rise as a result of international migration. Currently, an increased number of limited Polish speaking pupils – both foreign‐born and Polish returned migrant students – attend Polish public schools at all levels. The Wielkopolska region has recently seen a rapid increase of foreign‐born pupils in primary and secondary schools. During the 2015/2016 school year there were 585 foreign‐born pupils in public schools in the region. Since then the number increased fivefold and at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year it reached 3,200 pupils. The number of foreign‐born students continues to grow as students arrive and enrol in schools during the entire school year.

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Policy Research Alert: European Commission

NoVaMigra_Policy_Research_Alert_01_2018_final.pdf The first NoVaMigra Policy Dialogue sought to identify the major challenges to a unified approach to migration and asylum in the European Union. Which are the requirements and particularities on the local, member state and European Union level any migration policy must meet? Do values claim the same motivational force on the level of policy-making? Is there a moment where normative arguments play a role? Or has value-based policy-making been replaced in favour of crisis management? These were some of the questions discussed with representatives from the European policy level, who shared their experiences and actively engaged in discussions with the researchers and other stakeholders in the policy dialogue.

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NoVaMigra is hosting a blog series on the European Commission’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum. In our second post, Martin Deleixhe takes a first comprehensive look at the Pact – see here.

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