Imagining and experiencing the 'refugee crisis' (IMEX)


IMEX has participated in several dissemination activities. Some of this you can read more about here.

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Screenshot from title in Kommunal Rapport
Kommunal Rapport

Chronicle: More positive to refugees locally than nationally

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten professor at the Department of Comparative Politics and DIGSSCORE, wrote about recent IMEX findings in Kommunal rapport. You can read it here (in Norwegian).


Susanne Bygnes speaking at the library
Kristoffer Jul-Larsen

Public talk at the library

People coming as refugees to Norway. Who are they? A public talk by Susanne Bygnes at the Bergen Public Library, in April 2018.


Screenshot from logo MigrationWeek at Litteraturhuset

User group involvement

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration UDI, The Directorate of Integration and Diversity IMDI and Bergen municipality are among those contributing with valuable input to the project from different user perspectives. The project contributes by disseminating findings through publications, meetings and seminars. The project also disseminates results by giving talks in several upper secondary schools in the Bergen area and involve local populations and refugees in public discussion meetings in different public venues.


Kristine Wenaas presenterer funna sine for UDI-tilsette

Master thesis presentation

How did neighbors react to getting an asylum center in their local environment?
Master-student Kristine Wenaas presented her IMEX-related master thesis at UDI in Bergen (in Norwegian).


Screenshot of the TV-series "Mottaket"

Mini TV-series

Why small stories matter. Research from the IMEX-project contributes to the NRK mini-series Mottaket (The reception center) (in Norwegian).


Bygnes at Arendalsuka

Arendalsuka 2017

The Norwegian Citizen Panel presented research several days at Arendalsuka, with one day focusing on migration. This day IMEX presented results from the PILOT-project (in Norwegian).


Når krisen blir hverdag

Newspaper coverage

The first results from the IMEX-pilot was presented in Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). The "refugee crisis" gave social science researchers a chance to observe a natural experiment. Bygnes presented some of these results in Bergens Tidende in the article "Når krisen blir hverdag" (in Norwegian).