Research Note – Ukrainian refugee crisis tests Luxembourg’s humanitarian and integration policy

30 June 2022

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In a new policy brief, Research Luxembourg researchers discuss the massive inflow of refugees from Ukraine – more specifically to the situation of Ukrainian refugee women and children – and the need for monitoring its consequences and implementing a solid evidence-based action plan to improve refugees’ integration.

In a new Research Note, researchers from the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), the University of Luxembourg and the European Migration Network (EMN) discuss the issues related to the massive inflow of refugees from Ukraine and the need for monitoring its consequences and implementing a solid evidence-based action plan to improve refugees’ integration.

This Research Note refers more specifically to the situation of Ukrainian refugee women and children (accompanied and unaccompanied), in relation with three specific issues of this crisis:

Researchers insist on the importance of establishing a monitoring system for refugees and developing an action plan to accelerate and facilitate integration, based on data analysis and research.

Academic research of past refugee crises reveals that some policies have a strong incidence on their economic and social integration. The effectiveness of integration policies is likely to be context-specific and varies according to the type of population targeted.

A rigorous evaluation of existing policies and reforms is desirable. This first requires accessing, linking and merging different sorts of data. Researchers also formulates concrete recommendations of research regarding the situation in Luxembourg.

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