Refugees Arriving In Greece
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How do cities adapt to the arrival of refugees? Join our debates

Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries has been met with much condemnation internationally.

But is Europe – and in particular its cities – taking the right approach to refugees?

Friends of Europe’s online discussion platform Debating Europe reaches beyond the world of traditional politics to encourage debates at a local level between communities and refugees. With its ‘Cities & Refugees’ project, Debating Europe seeks to foster a European-wide dialogue between citizens, refugees and asylum seekers, NGOs, politicians and European leaders.

Join the ‘Cities & Refugees’ debates:

Should asylum seekers be allowed to work during their application?
Should refugee children be educated in their native language?
Can immigration defuse Europe’s demographic time bomb?
Should asylum seekers’ assets be seized to pay for their housing?
Will the refugee crisis boost Europe’s economy?
Should refugees take mandatory “Western values” classes?
Would you host a refugee if you were paid?
Do refugees take away social housing opportunities from locals?