Many have sought protection - how is Europe responding?

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How have European countries’ asylum-, reception- and integration policies developed during the last decade? And what are the consequences and dilemmas we face now?

On January 19th 2024 at 11.00 A.M. (CET) the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) at the Oslo Metropolitan University, with their partner universities, invite you to the launch of our report: “Governance and policy changes during times of high influxes of protection seekers”.

This is the first report of its kind in Europe

The report compares the responses of eight European countries - Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Germany, Austria, and Poland - to the high influxes of protection seekers in 2015-2016 and in 2022-2023. It includes updated analysis of policy responses up until June 2023.

NIBR has conducted the comparative report – along with eight country-specific reports – together with:

  • UCL (University College London)
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • Centre of Migration Research University of Warsaw
  • German Centre for integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)
  • University of Vienna

The report has been financed by IMDi - The Directorate of Integration and Diversity.


Introduction by Halwan Ibrahim, assistant director at The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi).

Presentation of the report by Vilde Hernes, project leader and researcher at NIBR OsloMet.

Comments by:

  • Frode Forfang, director at The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
  • Thomas Liebig, senior migration specialist at International Migration Division, OECD