A Longitudinal and Multilocal Qualitative Analysis of Displacement from Ukraine: Trajectories, Attitudes, and Return vs. Integration
The project investigates the trajectories of displacement of Ukrainians who fled their home country following the Russian invasion in February 2022.
This projects responds to the immediate research challenges arising from Russia’s war against Ukraine. The aim of this project is to investigate the trajectories of displacement of Ukrainians who fled their home country following the Russian invasion on 24th February 2022, by conducting repeated interviews with Ukrainian refugees in Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Chisinau. The project will shed light on the contextual characteristics that significantly shape refugees´ attitudes, integration experience and migration plans.
The objective is to answer two main research questions:
- To which extent do Ukrainian refugees´ trajectories, attitudes and integration experiences evolve over time?
- To which extent do the receiving society’s characteristics shape Ukrainian refugees´ migration and integration experiences?
The comparison of the experiences of Ukrainian refugees in Berlin and Warsaw will shed light on important societal, political and economic factors in shaping displacement as a result of war.