Bridging Science and Practice: Migrant Integration Events in Moscow Neighborhoods
Urban Studies and Practices, 2(1), 25-39.
15 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2018
Date Written: March 21, 2018
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
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