Charles Taylor in his work on interculturalism points out that in order to redefine nations that embrace diversity, we need a story. This paper aims to offer a particular story of refugee integration in the Netherlands through the example of De Voorkamer, a grassroots initiative located in Lombok, one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in the city of Utrecht. The initiative aims to enhance the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in ways that counter ‘bureaucratic processes of integration’.
This working paper reports on a workshop organised by the Food Studies Centre at SOAS, University of London and the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, and held at SOAS. The workshop aimed to explore and debate how and why humanitarian and development nutrition came to be dominated by medical science, what the effects have been for aid agencies and beneficiaries, and how historical conditions have shaped humanitarian and development practices more broadly. Over the past century malnutrition has become increasingly medicalised.
CASE LAW. A. Court of Justice Confrontation on relocation – The Court of Justice endorses the emergency scheme for compulsory relocation of asylum seekers within the European Union: Slovak Republic and Hungary v. Council. Joined Cases C-643/15 & C-647/15, Slovak Republic and Hungary v. Council of the European Union, Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 6 September 2017, EU:C:2017:631
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Author: Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen (Refugee Studies Centre)
Author: Naohiko Omata (Senior Research Officer, Refugee Economies Programme, Refugee Studies Centre)