The project explores what happened to those people who sought asylum in the EU as part of the large-scale arrivals in 2015-2016. It focuses on young people aged 16-24 who have received or are likely to receive international protection in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Sweden. The project looks at policies related to residence permits, family reunification, education, housing and social assistance.
Desk and field research analyses the impact of policies and legal responses on these people’s fundamental rights, integration perspectives as well as their vulnerability to crime. The objective is to identify factors that have contributed to or prevented the integration of young people in need of international protection.
The findings of the project will help EU institutions and Member States to enhance refugee integration policies. EU institutions, Member States and other actors face challenges when it comes to receiving and integrating young people who may stay for a long period in the EU. The project will help by providing insights into:
FRA’s desk research will cover national laws transposing EU law on the reception and the rights of persons in need of international protection. It will also look into national and regional/municipal policies adopted since September 2015 concerning residence permits, family reunification, education, housing and social assistance.
FRA’s fieldwork includes face-to-face interviews with young asylum seekers and refugees, national and local/regional-level focus groups as well as interviews with experts and authorities in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Sweden.