Migrants and refugees

The Gulbenkian Foundation seeks to find ways to pre-empt problems and challenges, positioning itself as a national and international benchmark.

 

Migration is one of the great challenges of modern society. The 2015 refugee crisis showed us that migration will be prevalent throughout the 21st century, with distinct realities: economic migration (by choice), forced migration (as a result of armed conflict, climate disasters, religious and/or ethnic persecution, and other displacements).

Europe in particular faces several challenges when it comes to integrating these communities, namely with regard to asylum seekers in refugee camps/detention centres, undocumented migrants and unaccompanied minors.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation seeks to find ways to pre-empt problems and challenges, positioning itself as a national and international benchmark.

These are our goals:

  • Facilitate the integration of migrant populations, especially that of new generations, asylum seekers and refugees;
  • Promote a better understanding of the phenomena associated with migration.