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Final report of the project Football and refugees: cultural anthropology of the Balkan corridor (2015 – 2019)

by | Oct 19, 2020 u NEWS |

From UEFA Academy website:

This report presents the results of the research supported by the Croatian Football Federation and UEFA, through its Research Grant Programme 2019/2020. The qualitative research, entitled “Football and refugees: cultural anthropology of the Balkan corridor (2015 – 2019)”, was undertaken by Rahela Jurković, PhD, in five countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The fieldwork was done between September 2019 and March 2020, having a main focus on refugees: persons either searching for asylum or recognised as refugees, i.e. those who have been granted asylum or subsidiary protection in one of the countries involved in the research. The aims of the research were: to bring to the light different meanings of football for refugees; to question football as cultural capital, and its role in refugee integration; and to get insights about the procedure of registration of refugees in the local football clubs.

Final report is available at: