Neue Solidarität in Europa? Migrant/-innen aus Polen in Deutschland, deren Einstellungen gegenüber Immigration und Engagement für Geflüchtete

Translated title of the contribution: New solidarity in Europe? Migrants from Poland in Germany, their attitudes towards immigration and commitment to refugees

Lukasz Krzyzowski, Dennis Ohm, Magdalena Nowicka

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Abstract

The "refugee crisis" is a crisis of solidarity, not numbers, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Washington, DC in April 2016 (UN 2016). He appealed to the countries of Europe for greater political unity, recalling the true causes of the crisis: global social and economic inequality and political marginalization. Now, faster and more than ever, European societies must respond with "monumental solidarity," Ban Ki-moon said. The summer of migration quickly became a test of European solidarity. The countries of the Visegrád Group - Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - quickly positioned themselves against German politics. The Czech Prime Minister Sobotka called for a closure of the Balkan route for migrants. Together with Austria, the Visegrád group of Macedonia offered assistance in securing the border with Greece. The proposal for a quota-based distribution of refugees within Europe was rejected by these countries.
Translated title of the contributionNew solidarity in Europe? Migrants from Poland in Germany, their attitudes towards immigration and commitment to refugees
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationGeschlossene Gesellschaften. Verhandlungen des 38. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Bamberg
EditorsStephan Lessenich
PublisherDeutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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