From the field

 
Shrinking areas as dynamic spaces of care and resilience
February 02 2021
Shrinking areas as dynamic spaces of care and resilience
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, education, health, transports)…

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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
During the first explorations of the German research regions, we visited a number of small towns situated in the district Mayen-Koblenz.

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Covid-19 and welcoming spaces: a synthesis
September 01 2020
Covid-19 and welcoming spaces: a synthesis
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 all the places were affected equally,…

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Dutch Welcoming Spaces in Covid-19 times
June 03 2020
Dutch Welcoming Spaces in Covid-19 times
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 and working circumstances of many seasonal workers in the agricultural sector…

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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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