Immigrant and Refugee Segregation Dynamics


The study sets forth to understand the complex spatial relations among refugees and asylum seekers (RAS), existing immigrant communities and the native population. By exploring the patterns of residential distribution of various immigrant groups in two different cities which host such populations (Larisa and Katerini), its aims to shed light on the segregation dynamics urban Greece undergoes and as such to inform of the integration possibilities of all immigrants and the cohesion of the society as a whole.

Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Dr Paschalis Arvanitidis (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

Researcher 1: Dr Pinelopi Vergou (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

Researcher 2: Dr Panayiotis Manetos (Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly)

Researcher 3: Mr George Grigoriou (Department of Economics, University of Thessaly)

Read the Briefing Report.

The findings of the Research Project were presented at a Research Seminar, on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at LSE. You can read more about the event here and view some photos here. You can watch the interview Dr Paschalis Arvanitidis gave to LiveMedia here.