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"Local and experiential aspects of migrant integration - An overview" - KING Project Research Paper

The present paper, by Jenny Phillimore from the “Applied Social Studies” team, belongs to the research paper series of the KING – Knowledge for INtegration Governance – project. 

The KING project is a translation into facts of the idea that knowledge should be the foundation stone of policy-making. Co-funded by the European Commission – DG Home Affairs, it intends to gather knowledge on the present position in relation to migrant integration throughout the European Union, with a view to guiding policymaking and enhancing its outcomes. In order for policies to respond to what is a multifaceted phenomenon, a multidisciplinary approach is used for providing insightful and relevant recommendations.

Thus, the Advisory Board of the project comprises experts of seven different disciplines: EU POLICY – Yves Pascouau POLITICAL SCIENCE - Alberto Martinelli PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Walter Kindermann SOCIAL SCIENCE – Rinus Penninx APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES – Jenny Phillimore ECONOMICS – Martin Kahanec & Alessandra Venturini DEMOGRAPHY – Gian Carlo Blangiardo.

The project consists in the conduct of a preliminary desk research followed by an empirical in-depth analysis of specific key topics identified within the desk research. To carry out these two tasks, each Advisory Board member chose and coordinated a team of three to four researchers, who have been assigned a range of topics to cover.

The KING project is coordinated by the ISMU Foundation - Initiatives and Studies on Multiethnicity. Learn more about the project and download all the research papers and reports at

Jenny Phillimore
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Giulia Mezzetti (Fondazione ISMU)