New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018 to 2022: evaluation

Findings from an independent evaluation of the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-2022. The evaluation draws on quantitative and qualitative research with stakeholder organisations, refugees & people seeking asylum in order to understand the impacts of the strategy.


This report was commissioned by Scottish Government in partnership with COSLA, Scottish Refugee Council and the UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through the Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow.

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.

This report was prepared for Scottish Government by ScotCen Social Research and Matter of Focus. The views expressed in this report are those of the researchers and do not necessarily represent those of the Scottish Government, Scottish Ministers or the project partners.

Report Authors: Hannah Biggs, Sarah Minty, Asiya Hamid, Sarah Morton, Grace Robertson and Andy MacGregor.

Transcription was conducted by Karen Stewart and McGowan Transcription Services. Lesley Birse and Irene Miller provided invaluable support to the research team by assisting in recruitment and fieldwork respectively. We greatly appreciate the support and guidance given to us by the New Scots Refugee Integration Development Project partners: Scottish Government, COSLA, Scottish Refugee Council and the University of Glasgow. The research team would like to express their gratitude to the 250 survey respondents; representatives of 12 AMIF-funded projects who participated in workshops; and 51 interviewees (individuals from stakeholder organisations, refugees and people seeking asylum) who gave their time to contribute to the research.



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