Integration of Refugees at Universities: Austria’s MORE Initiative

Nnebedum, Chigozie and Johann, Bacher and Elisabeth, Fiorioli and Dimitri, Prandner and Nadine, Shovakar (2019) Integration of Refugees at Universities: Austria’s MORE Initiative. Higher Education (HIGH). pp. 1-17.

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The wave of refugees that reached Austria in the summer of 2015 had a profound impact on the small country, which has traditionally been seen as a foreign sceptic country (; ). For example, as recently 25 years ago, the Freedom Party of Austria initiated an anti-immigrant referendum, titled Austria First. Despite considerable protests, the referendum was signed by more than 400,000 voters (7.96% of the electorate). Xenophobic attitudes are also reflected in available surveys. In the European Social Survey (ESS) 2002, for example, the balance of the opinion – whether the country is made a better or worse place to live in as a result of migration – was negative for Austria; in this regard, Austria differs from many other countries. In the ESS 2014, the balance has become even less supportive of foreigners, whereas other countries have moved toward a more positive balance .

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 14:01
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 14:02

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