Social reception and inclusion of refugees from Ukraine. UKREF Research Report 1(2022)

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Research aimed to study the ongoing phenomena of cross-border displacement of the Ukrainian population resulting from the Russian aggression that started on the 24th of February 2022. In the first stage of this research, we managed to get the opinions of over 500 refugees with a focus on their needs, concerns, plans, and expectations. Collected data also allowed a reconstruction of social-demographic profiles of fleeing Ukrainian refugees. The preliminary outcomes are presented in the report. The follow-up stage envisages in depth interviews sampling adults and children who attended the surveyed schools with a substantial presence of newcomers. The outcomes will be used to produce a policy report helping to understand this unexpected situation and propose some possible scenarios.


This research project was financed by the funds at the disposal of the rector’s authorities of the University of Adam Mickiewicz, the dean’s authorities of the Faculties: Sociology, and the Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. The field research was organized with the cooperation of The School Board of Education in Poznań and the Department of Social Policy in the Wielkopolska Voivodeship Office in Poznań.


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Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego