How Grocers in Denmark Became the Key to Refugee Integration


Researchers in Denmark have looked at how asylum centres in rural parts of Denmark have a positive contribution to the local community. Rural communities have issues around population reduction, which leads to an aging population, closure of social care institutions like schools are care homes.

Findings from a research conducted in Denmark highlight that asylum centres can be a remedy to this, as they bring job opportunities for the local population and the asylum applicants can support local associational life. Stores can also work as a social hub in the local communities, bringing people together as other informal social meeting places in these communities have closed.

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