Status Characteristics and Peculiarities of Accommodation of Ukrainian War Refugees in Germany (Konstanz)




russo-Ukrainian war, Ukrainian refugees, web-survey


The crisis of forced migrants from Ukraine due to the war became one of the biggest in Europe in the 20th–21st centuries. A large increase in the number of refugees due to the war in Ukraine occurred after the start of the active phase of hostilities on February 24, 2022. Germany remains one of the countries that received the largest number of forced migrants from Ukraine. It is relevant to study the living conditions, employment, lifestyle, leisure time, well-being and future plans of forced migrants from Ukraine in Germany (using the example of the city of Konstanz). We conducted an exploratory web survey: respondents were interviewed using a formalized questionnaire with a series of open-ended questions implemented on the LimeSurvey online platform. Based on the results of the analysis, the main problems faced by Ukrainian refugees in the city of Konstanz were identified: living conditions and the lack of places in kindergartens. Both problems are characteristic of this city for many years before the war in Ukraine. Among the main features that distinguish forced migrants from Ukraine in connection with the war is a large share of highly qualified persons and persons with completed higher education. Plans for further stay in Germany or return to Ukraine deserve special attention – almost half of the respondents said that they plan to stay in Germany forever, and almost all the rest - to return to Ukraine as soon as it becomes possible. This information also brings new challenges for the country's migration policy and needs further discussion.

In addition, a high sensitivity to questions about the property and financial status in Ukraine before the start of the Russian attack in 2022 was revealed.


Ausländervereinsregister (2022). Retrieved November 22, 2022 from

Bosse, G. (2022). Values, rights, and changing interests: The EU's response to the war against Ukraine and the responsibility to protect Europeans. Contemporary Security Policy, 43(3), 531–546.

Destatis (2022). Retrieved November 10, 2022 from

Duszczyk, M., & Kaczmarczyk, P. (2022). The War in Ukraine and Migration to Poland: Outlook and Challenges. Intereconomics, 57(3),, Retrieved November 14, 2022 from

Letter (2022). A letter regarding the procedure for organizing travel abroad during the period of martial law. Retrieved October 12, 2022 fromЩодо_порядку_організації_виїзду_за_кордон_на_період_дії_правового_режиму_воєнного_стану.pdf

Ociepa-Kicińska, E., & Gorzałczyńska-Koczkodaj, M. (2022). Forms of Aid Provided to Refugees of the 2022 Russia–Ukraine War: The Case of Poland. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 7085.

Questions and answers about entry from Ukraine and stay in Germany (status: 08/29/2022) (2022). Retrieved October 12, 2022 from

Trojanek, R., & Gluszak, M. (2022). Short-run impact of the Ukrainian refugee crisis on the housing market in Poland. Finance Research Letters, 50.

Ukrainian Refugee Situation (2022). Operational Data. Retrieved November 22, 2022 from







Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 > >>