Bridging Science and Practice: Migrant Integration Events in Moscow Neighborhoods

Urban Studies and Practices, 2(1), 25-39.

15 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2018

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Evgeni Varshaver

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies

Anna Rocheva

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies

Nataliya Ivanova

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies

Date Written: March 21, 2018

Abstract

This article describes the results of a project focused on the integration of migrants in Moscow’s urban neighborhoods. It comprises two parts. The first part encompasses the scholarly knowledge and best practices of integration in local contexts and results in a theoretical framework for the project. The second part provides a thorough descriptions of four intercultural events organized in 2014–2015. Descriptions include the details of the events and the results of their effect evaluation. The overall conclusion is that an event developed on the basis of contact theory and an integration framework is an effective tool for the integration of migrants on a local level. The article concludes by reflecting on opportunities and hindrances to the wide-scale implementation of the project’s results.

Keywords: migrants; immigrants; integration; assimilation; interculturalism; human library; contact theory; Moscow neighborhoods

Suggested Citation

Varshaver, Evgeni and Rocheva, Anna and Ivanova, Nataliya, Bridging Science and Practice: Migrant Integration Events in Moscow Neighborhoods (March 21, 2018). Urban Studies and Practices, 2(1), 25-39., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144975

Evgeni Varshaver

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies ( email )

Moscow
Russia

Anna Rocheva

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies ( email )

Moscow
Russia

Nataliya Ivanova (Contact Author)

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - Center for Regional Studies and Urban Studies ( email )

Moscow
Russia

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