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1 Micro-perspectives on Immigrant Welfare in Greece: a case study Dr. Effie Fokas 15 January 2008

2 Research process Welfare and Religion in a European Perspective (WREP) (2003-5) Welfare and Values in Europe (WaVE) (2006-7) Welfare, minorities and changing identities (2007-8)

3 WREP and WaVE Case Studies Sweden- Gavle Norway- Drammen Finland- Lahti Latvia- Ogre England- Darlington Germany-Reutlingen and Schweinfurt France- Evreux Poland- Przemysl Croatia- Sisak Italy- Padua Romania- Medgidia Greece- Thiva

4 Facts and Figures Unemployment: 11.7% of total economically active population (18.1% female, 8.3% male) Population (2001 census): 24,443 total population (incl. 17 EU member state citizens and 2,365 non-EU). I.e., 9.74% non-Greek nationals. Office for Foreigners: approx registered immigrants: 1,000-1,500 Albania; 500 Pakistan; 450 India; 400 Romania; 100 Bulgaria

5 Research 72 semi-structured, in-depth interviews (62 individuals) Majority population: 15 members of the civil service; 8 members of the general public living in the ‘old refugees housing’; 5 Orthodox priests; 3 social workers 2 journalists

6 Research cont. Immigrant interviewees: 6 Albania; 10 Pakistan; 4 India; 9 Female labour migrants (Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia and Romania)

7 WREP and WaVE Case Studies Sweden- Gavle Norway- Drammen Finland- Lahti Latvia- Ogre England- Darlington Germany-Reutlingen and Schweinfurt France- Evreux Poland- Przemysl Croatia- Sisak Italy- Padua Romania- Medgidia Greece- Thiva


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