Immigrant and Refugee Segregation Dynamics (InSert)

Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Dr Paschalis Arvanitidis
Duration: September 2018 - September 2020


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 Outputs

Briefing Report & Research Report

- The Briefing Report is available here.
- The Research Report is available here.


The findings of the Research Project were presented at a Research Seminar, on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at LSE.
- Read more about the event here and view some photos here.
- Listen to the podcast.

Press and Media

- Watch the interview Dr Paschalis Arvanitidis gave to LiveMedia here.

Research Team

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Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher: Paschalis Arvanitidis,Associate Professor in Institutional Economics, Department of Economics, University of Thessaly


Researcher 1: Dr Pinelopi Vergou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Economics, University of Thessaly

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Researcher 2: Dr Panayiotis Manetos, Laboratory Teaching Personnel, specialized in Quantitative Geographic Analysis and Spatial Planning, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

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