Refugees and hosting countries : integration models and cooperation policy options

FEM43-14 | March 2019


« Refugees and hosting countries : integration models and cooperation policy options »


Marco Zupi and Alberto Mazzali (CeSPI, Rome, Italy); Hanan Malkawi, Jihan Haddad, Njoud Al Bataineh, Omar Kharabsheh, Abeer Arafat, Elham Ereiqat, Georgina Rizq and Amjad Al Khazaaleh (Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan)


CeSPI, Rome, Italy; Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan

Note :

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union within the context of the EU-FEMISE project “Support to economic research, studies and dialogue of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership”.. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Summary :

In both European and Jordan perspectives, it is crucial to prepare instruments able to capture the ongoing changes and to identify the relevant targets, as well as to monitor the rapidly growing segment of the migrants that has been integrating into the local economic fabric. Italian policy oriented research will soon be facing the need of exploring a new context where a greater share of migrant population will be made up with refugees with a smaller resource assets both in terms of funding sources, social and family networks and safety nets. In this perspective, the mutual contamination of research and political experimentation in distant contexts, 9l1which in many respects start sharing similar concerns, must be cultivated and strengthened. The experience launched in Jordan that addresses the issue of economic integration of refugees is an important basis for the development of specific policies. The small contribution represented by the present study can, in this perspective, provide insights and trace some paths for a desirable deepening of the research.