Work Packages

WP1. Migration and the housing challenge: synthesising and consolidating existing knowledge, will:

a) examine existing research and best practice CH projects, policies and programmes across the EU in relation to problems and potential linked to CH for vulnerable groups and especially refugees; and 

b) identify innovative CH “niches” with potential to be upscaled into housing “regimes” for refugees, and bringing knowledgeable stakeholders from these niches together to form an arena for such a transition.

WP2. Local and European cross-learning based on ongoing collaborative housing practices, will:

a) collaboratively learn from diverse local contexts based on previous and ongoing CH projects, policies and research (based on material collected in WP1), and bring together and synthesize existing practical and academic knowledge on CH for vulnerable groups, especially refugees; 

b) facilitate assessment of the effectiveness, success and challenges of these examples;

c) understand the barriers from current housing regimes that hinder upscaling of refugee CH niches; and 

d) propose recommendations for municipalities and other housing actors.

WP3. Implementation of what has been cross-learnt through locally co-designed test-bed activities, will:

a) based on the results from WP1 and 2, to work on the operational level of transitions towards CH for refugees; 

b) identify existing local context and path dependencies (Mahoney 2000) which could hinder knowledge transferability of practices between cities and countries; 

c) translate co-produced knowledge into action plans and pilot implementation processes in Austria, Sweden and the UK; and 

d) initiate and run CH test-bed activities in the three countries.

WP4. Reflection on test-bed activities and wider sharing of co-produced knowledge, will:

a) reflect and learn from the activities and insights of the previous WPs, with a special focus on the local test-bed activities; 

b) promote knowledge transferability by sharing project results, insights and networks with wider audiences; and 

c) initiate a partnership among international researchers and key stakeholders at both strategic and tactical levels based on a common understanding of the potential of CH for refugee housing.