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Research Assistant, MPI Europe
Alexandra Embiricos is a Research Assistant with MPI Europe, where she focuses on European asylum policies, social innovation for refugee inclusion into host communities, and economic integration of refugees.
Prior to joining MPI Europe, Ms. Embiricos worked a consultant with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and in outreach for a social enterprise connecting civil-society organizations for refugee inclusion in Berlin. She also interned with International Crisis Group in Senegal, where she conducted research on West African irregular migration to the European Union, and volunteered with NGOs (including Asylum Aid in London).
She has authored several articles on refugee issues in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Ms. Embiricos holds an MSc from the London School of Economics, with a focus on European studies, with distinction, and an MA (Hons) from the University of Glasgow in English literature.
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Across Europe, policymakers responsible for immigrant integration are dealing with a rapidly evolving set of challenges—from the diversification of new arrivals and changing European labor markets to rising anti-immigrant sentiment and tight budgets. This report explores promising strategies from other policy areas that could be used to develop, fund, evaluate, and make the case for investing in integration.
Fostering the social and economic inclusion of refugees has long been the domain of governments and NGOs. In the wake of the 2015–16 European migration and refugee crisis, however, new actors have emerged and taken on important roles in integrating newcomers. This report describes key discussions and takeaways from an MPI Europe conference on these developments.