From the field

 
Shrinking areas as dynamic spaces of care and resilience
February 02 2021
Shrinking areas as dynamic spaces of care and resilience
25 January 2021 By Desirè Gaudioso – University of Bologna Shrinking areas, “the lands of the margin”, are often depicted as places of disadvantage, depopulation, abandonment, marked by lack of opportunities and services (e.g., logistics,…

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Powerful women-led organisations in shrinking regions
January 18 2021
Powerful women-led organisations in shrinking regions
Leticia Santaballa Santos shares her first insights from the first instances of fieldwork in the region of Galicia. She finds women-led organizations, both locally and abroad, have an important impact on welcoming spaces.

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Jordan flag and Arabic food in shrinking regions of Rhineland-Palatinate
October 20 2020
Jordan flag and Arabic food in shrinking regions of Rhineland-Palatinate
2 October 2020 Sabine Meier and Laura Foelske During the first explorations of the German research regions, we visited a number of small towns situated in the district Mayen-Koblenz. This area between the Rhine and…

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Covid-19 and welcoming spaces: a synthesis
September 01 2020
Covid-19 and welcoming spaces: a synthesis
1 September 2020 By Rianne Hadders In the previous months, we provided snapshots of the Covid-19 situation and its impacts on migrants and shrinking areas in the countries participating in the WELCOMING SPACES project. Not…

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Dutch Welcoming Spaces in Covid-19 times
June 03 2020
Dutch Welcoming Spaces in Covid-19 times
3 June 2020 By Rianne Hadders, Jana Finke and Marlies Meier The Covid-19 crisis highlights inequalities and the position of lower-skilled migrants in the Dutch society. For example, due to the crisis, the harsh living…

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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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