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Evan Easton-Calabria has a new article in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (co-authored with Jennifer Wood) on ‘Bridging, bonding, and linking? Syrian refugee-led organisations and integration in Berlin’.

This article analyses Syrian refugee-led organisations and initiatives in Berlin, including those led by individuals, small groups or as part of religious institutions, to understand their role in the integration process for Syrians.

The authors argue that the types of social connections these organisations aim to foster impact the integration process for Syrian refugees, and that the process of creating such initiatives is demonstrative of important components of integration into Germany. Notably, the existence of Syrian refugee-led organisations demonstrates a compelling interplay between Germany’s enabling environment for civil society and refugees’ engagement in it in ways that were largely suppressed in Syria.

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