The project has an empirical orientation consisting of the collection of qualitative data, in order to produce new findings about how:
a) young people (refugees, migrants) perceive and relate to the new social environment and their mobile state and condition, and
b) local young people perceive and relate to young refugees and migrants.
Ethnography will be contacted at hot spots, shelters, schools and universities. It is a systematic approach to comprehending the social and cultural life of youths’ communities, groups, organizations, institutions and other settings.
The main aim is to gain an understanding of their social reality, the issue of the de-colonialization of this methodology still matters. We have tried to avoid bias and ensure accuracy. Moreover, we have built on the perspectives of the young people in the research field and use both inductive and deductive techniques in order to develop socially and culturally valid grounded local theories, which could be used locally and elsewhere. With the completion of the ethnographic research, the research team gained a good grasp of the young actors’ point of view.
Fieldwork was conducted at hot spots, and shelters. Through physical and social access to the field, researchers established a direct relationship with the social actors. Data were collected mainly via participant observation and interviews and, in a supplementary way, by other sources of information used by researchers in the field: informal conversations, individual or group interviews, and documentary materials.