Challenges of integration of families that have committed internal migration


  • Brixhilda Kadiu
  • Edmond Kadiu



family, internal migration, integration, local characteristics, structural-functional changes, social change, sociocultural integration, internal migration project


This study deals with family-related issues that shift from their home country to the Kamza area for a better living above the minimum standard, taking into account the challenges that need to be overcome to integrate into society. Their massive movement begins after the fall of the totalitarian socialist regime in the early 90s of the 20th century, where massive displacement of the population from villages and small peripheral towns and their settling was about a 7 km from Tirana. The population of the Kamza area gradually became present and today is faced with massive overcrowding. Kamza is a region that has been waiting for many migrants mainly from the northern Albania. The study aims to explore the impact of families on their integration into society. The method used in this study is the qualitative data collection method through semi-structured individual interviews as well as free conversations primarily with heads of households, which show in detail what they have done for their family to integrate into society and challenge the minimum vital. Also in the study is used the method of secondary data analysis. In the interview participated 27 individuals, of whom 17 are heads of households and 10 of them are boys and girls. For the purpose of obtaining the findings, thematic analysis was used, which was made possible through the organization of data based on labeling and coding. One of the most important findings of this study is that the Albanian family based on internal migration and the departure from their previous community makes them suffer structural and functional changes within its interior.




How to Cite

Kadiu, B., & Kadiu, E. (2018). Challenges of integration of families that have committed internal migration. European Journal of Social Sciences, 1(3), 137–147.