Informing Urban Integration Strategies & Municipal Planning in Thessaloniki – Interview with Knut Maehlumshagen, Profiling Coordinator


In August 2017, we began supporting an urban profiling exercise in Thessaloniki, Greece, looking at refugees, asylum seekers and persons with an irregular status, and aimed to inform urban integration strategies and municipal planning for service delivery.

The collaborative data collection exercise brings together a wide range of partners, including:

The exercise is currently in its quantitative data collection phase, which comes with a series of challenges: these are mainly due to the strong diversity within the target population (with people speaking many different languages and residing in very dissimilar accommodation types in and around Thessaloniki), as well as to the special care and attention needed not to expose and put at risk people with an irregular status.

Take a few minutes to listen to our chat with Knut Maehlumshagen, Profiling Coordinator of the Thessaloniki exercise, who updated us on the exercise and future steps.


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