Given the context of increased heterogeneous immigration to European cities, HOUSE-IN discusses existing research findings with respect to a common understanding of a Housing-Integration-Nexus. The project identifies knowledge and implementation gaps towards integrative housing strategies in European cities, while the focus is put on the situation of migrants and refugees.

The pivotal question is: How can integration be achieved through inclusive housing strategies in urban neighbourhoods?

To respond to this question, HOUSE-IN (1) uses existing inter-disciplinary and trans-regional knowledge for identifying gaps at the housing-integration intersection, (2) co-creates new paradigms of discourse and co-design innovative housing strategies based on a cross-case learning exchange and (3) fosters new capacities for policy and action trough building a comprehensive methodology for transfer of knowledge. To reach this, HOUSE-IN sets up an Urban Living Lab process including two implementation cases and will bring together local stakeholders’ (municipality, housing companies, NGOs, etc.) perspectives for co-creating innovation for improvement.

Project is implemented from July 2021 to November 2022 under JPI Urban Migration call and in Latvia is financed by the Ministry of Education and Science. You can find more information about the project here. Centre for Public Anthropology team includes Ieva Raubiško, Kārlis Lakševics un Andris Šuvajevs. To share and get involved in the project, please contact karlis.laksevics@lu.lv.