Publication: Building a New Life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences and Aspirations of Young Syrian Refugees


A new report ‘Building a New life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences and Aspirations of Young Syrian Refugees’ examines the skills, training needs, work aspirations, lived experiences, and ethical perspectives of young Syrian forced migrants as they attempt to rebuild their lives in three host countries: Lebanon, Greece, and the United Kingdom. The research findings are derived from face-to-face interviews with over 1,500 Syrian international protection beneficiaries and applicants, which were conducted between April and October 2017.

You can read a blog post exploring some of the key findings from the report here, or download the full report below.

About the project

The Building Futures project runs from November 2016 to August 2018, and is supported by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund, through the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (ES/P005179/1). The team members are Georgios Karyotis, Ben Colburn, Lesley Doyle, Kristinn Hermannsson, Gareth Mulvey and Dimitris Skleparis, with international partners Educart (Lebanon), Solidarity Now (Greece) and the Scottish Refugee Council (UK). For further information please see RefugeePolitics.net, or contact the Principal Investigator, Georgios Karyotis, at Georgios.Karyotis@glasgow.ac.uk.

Download the report

Building a New Life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences and Aspirations of Young Syrian Refugees (PDF)

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