Интеграция Мигрантов На Местном Уровне: Результаты Научно-Практического Проекта (Migrant Integration on the Local Level: Results of an Academic and Practical Project)

Sociological Studies, (5), 110-117.

8 Pages Posted: 30 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

Russian Abstract: В статье представлены результаты проекта по созданию инструмента интеграции мигрантов, который позволяет выявить эффективность на основании методологически обоснованных социологических измерений. В 2014–2015 гг. в двух районах Москвы были проведены четыре интеграционные практики: конкурс видеороликов о жителях района «Лица Капотни», «живая библиотека» в школе, кулинарные мастер-классы с участием женщин-домохозяек из числа мигрантов и немигрантов и интеркультурный футбол с этнически смешанными командами. Практики, охватившие разные группы мигрантского и немигрантского населения, были сконструированы на основании проведенного исследования, а также на положениях теории контакта и интеркультурализма. Для каждой практики был разработан свой дизайн оценки эффективности, с применением квазиэкспериментальных методов и количественного анализа видеоматериалов. Анализ данных показал, что практики эффективны в части ослабления стереотипов, снижения тревожности, а также усиления районной идентичности. Общая формула успешности интеграции мигрантов заключается в создании регулярных и продолжительных «пересечений» разных групп мигрантского и немигрантского населения на основе разнообразных ресурсов соответствующей территории.

English Abstract: Evaluation and assessment, having become part and parcel of project management in large international non-governmental organizations and policy-making in the economically-developed countries nowadays, are still rare in the sphere of migrant integration practices all over the world. The abundance of migrant integration initiatives together with the lack of evaluated projects precludes this sphere from smooth progress. In Russia, even more so, efforts towards migrant integration are very few, suffer from the Soviet ‘multi-culti’ background and hardly ever imply evaluation part. This article demonstrates results of a project undertaken as an effort to create a toolkit for migrant integration on the local level that has to be effective. Basing on the contact theory and interculturalism, as well as sociological research in two Moscow neighborhoods in 2014–2015, we have developed and conducted four events which aim at social and identificational integration of different groups of migrants in these two localities: documentary films contest “Neighborhood faces”, “human library” at school, culinary workshops for migrant and non-migrant housewives, intercultural football tournament for ethnically-mixed teams. Together with the events, we have developed specific methodologies for their evaluation which include quantitative methods such as survey, quasi-experimental methods and video-analysis. The article describes these four integration practices, evaluation designs and results. The three integration practices that were assessed, prove to be effective as they reduce social tensions and negative stereotypes among “migrants” and “non-migrants”, and contribute to the higher identification with local community and new social ties’ formation. The major principle for successful migrant integration implies organization of regular and long-term contacts between different groups of migrants and non-migrants, basing on the resources of the specific locality.

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Keywords: migrant integration, local community, integration practices, effectiveness assessment and evaluation, contact theory, interculturalism, Moscow neighborhoods

Suggested Citation

Varshaver, Evgeni and Rocheva, Anna and Ivanova, Nataliya, Интеграция Мигрантов На Местном Уровне: Результаты Научно-Практического Проекта (Migrant Integration on the Local Level: Results of an Academic and Practical Project) (March 21, 2018). Sociological Studies, (5), 110-117., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144984

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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