The current movement of displaced migrants and refugees has been characterised as a ‘migration crisis’. The aim of the GLIMER project is to work towards innovative solutions that will help European cities and regions facilitate the long term inclusion of displaced people in a way that remakes local spaces.

We released findings from two of our work packages, providing analysis into accommodation and regeneration governance, and language provision in our four country cases, hosting two events to mark the occasion.

Our stakeholders were not left out of proceedings as we started off the year in Malmo, where we engaged with stakeholders on language education, and in September, we visited Rothesay, in Bute to discuss the great work being done there on employment for refugees and asylum seekers.

The work with our stakeholders, and our research findings, continue to be featured in the press, while our project team have been promoting GLIMER at conferences and other events.

Our blog has been full with contributions from the team, with pieces considering labour market integration in Scotlandhousing provision for migrants in Sweden, and language training in Cyprus.

We will be back in the new year launching new reports on integration in labour markets and skills training for refugees and asylum seekers. We’re also looking forward to welcoming our stakeholder and project team to our next meeting in Cyprus in March 2020.

Wishing everyone all the very best for the festive season!