Working paper nº 3_2023

Local Integration Policies and Multi-Level Policymaking Interactions in Small- and Medium- Sized Towns and Rural Areas

Fecha de publicación:
Maria Schiller, Elina Jonitz, Peter Scholten

Comparative Working Paper (January 2023)

This working paper looks at the integration policies targeting post-2014 migrants developed by 49 small and medium-sized towns and rural areas (SMsTRA) in eight EU countries, Turkey and Canada, and at the policymaking interactions that local governments in these localities develop with non-public actors and governmental actors at higher levels of government. The analysis is based on 696 interviews conducted with a wide range of policymakers and other stakeholders in each of the selected municipalities, and with regional, national and European policymakers.