Imagining and experiencing the 'refugee crisis' (IMEX)

The IMEX-project investigates both the experiences of the recent Syrian diaspora in Europe and of the majority population in Norway. We draw on panel data, qualitative interviews, and fieldwork in local communities to investigate zones of negotiation and meeting points between the majority and the minority in the wake of the 'refugee crisis'. Read about what we will do in the work packages (WPs) here:

WP 1 Syrian refugees in Norway

WP 2 Citizen opinions about refugees

WP 3 Local mobilization and relations

WP 4 Diaspora mobilization in Europe


Diaspora mobilization - Amany Selim and Espen Stokke

PhD-candidates Amany Selim and Espen Stokke presented their research projects on Syrian refugees settling in Europe, at this IMER lunch seminar.


The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration: 30 years celebration seminar

Susanne Bygnes was invited to be part of a panel discussion at UDI, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, at a seminar to mark their 30 years of immigration work.


Refugees in Norway

The stream of refugees coming to Norway. Who are they? A public talk by Susanne Bygnes at the Bergen Public Library.

IMEX research

Master thesis inspired the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration

Kristine Wenaas, master in sociology, presented fresh research to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in June 2017. Wenaas was a part of the IMER-network in Bergen, and the pilot project of IMEX. Read more about the thesis here (in Norwegian).