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Living conditions of non-EU migrants residing in Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic
June 02 2020
Living conditions of non-EU migrants residing in Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic
Sabine Meier and Laura Foelske explore how the spread of the Covid-19 virus influences the living conditions of non-EU migrants living in Germany's shrinking areas. The measures taken against the spread of the Covid-19 virus…

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COVID-19 Crisis impact on migrants in Spain: New challenges and opportunities in the shrinking regions
June 01 2020
COVID-19 Crisis impact on migrants in Spain: New challenges and opportunities in the shrinking regions
In Spain, COVID-19 is having devastating effects on the economy and the labour market. We reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the Covid-19 crisis on employment, rural living and suitable policy responses in Spain.

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Victims or resources? Migrants and shrinking areas in the post-Covid-19 society in Italy
May 31 2020
Victims or resources? Migrants and shrinking areas in the post-Covid-19 society in Italy
New obstacles (and some opportunities) for migrant integration. The pandemic generates both new risks and opportunities for migrant integration.

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Reflections on the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic on shrinking areas in Italy
May 31 2020
Reflections on the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic on shrinking areas in Italy
The Covid-19 outbreak has brought new attention and new conceptual and practical challenges for Italian shrinking regions. The pandemic stages an imaginary polarisation between a city suddenly demonised as a place of settlement density and…

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The changing situation of migrants and refugees as a result of “freezing the Polish economy”
May 15 2020
The changing situation of migrants and refugees as a result of “freezing the Polish economy”
The situation of non-EU migrants in Poland is has been affected in different ways through COVID-19 epidemic. Migrants working in the service sector face unemployment, there is limited access to public social assistance (access varies…

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COVID-19 and the situation of migrants in Poland: Challenges in home schooling and the work situation
May 15 2020
COVID-19 and the situation of migrants in Poland: Challenges in home schooling and the work situation
Regularly excluded persons and groups, including refugees and immigrants, are particularly exposed to the consequences of pandemic-related restrictions, such as closed borders and the inability to apply for international protection. In the case of Poland,…

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