The Urbanist

Refugees and integration

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23 June 2016

Episode 245

27 minutes


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We explore examples of integration in Europe, from a Viennese restaurant that hires only refugees to the Refugee Aid Miksaliste organisation in Belgrade. Plus: how a park in Copenhagen became a global symbol of multiculturalism.

23 June 2016

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Chapter 1

Ursula Struppe, director of Vienna’s department for integration and diversity

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While there’s a focus on those who settle in cities, there are thousands and thousands crossing the country as they make their way across Europe.

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Habibi & Hawara: refugees only

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We visit the team behind Habibi & Hawara, a refugee-run restaurant in Austria that makes a point of hiring displaced persons.

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Belgrade: Refugee Aid Miksaliste

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The countries of the western Balkans have seen millions of newcomers over the past year, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. And hundreds have found themselves stuck in countries such as Serbia – but one organisation is trying to help.

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Martin Rein-Cano’s Superkilen

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We visit Superkilen, a Copenhagen park adorned with foreign objects and architectural elements collected by the community, and speak to designer Martin Rein-Cano about using design to promote multiculturalism.

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