Policies of Refugee Settlement and Integration in Europe : the Cases of Portugal and Finland
Sacramento, Octávio; Turtiainen, Kati; Silva, Pedro Gabriel (2019). Policies of Refugee Settlement and Integration in Europe : the Cases of Portugal and Finland. European Journal of Migration and Law, 21 (4), 409-434. DOI: 10.1163/15718166-12340059
Published inEuropean Journal of Migration and Law
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Though geographically distant from each other, Portugal and Finland present an interesting comparison concerning the policies and devices of asylum. Both provide an informed and critical appraisal of the current international response to the refugee issue, especially considering the European Union. The Finnish situation evidences a long-standing integrated resettlement frame, associated with the inclusive and pluralistic character of Nordic immigration policies, in spite of the growing threat of regression under the emergent xenophobic pressure. Unlike Portugal, where a finely-tuned response system is still lacking in spite of the existence of an assumed political will and commitment to receive increasing numbers of refugees.