Stefan Kordel, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His research focuses on rural newcomers as well as resulting transformations in European rural areas. At the core of his scientific investigations are various processes of rural in-migration and related implications in the realms of housing, local economy and social lives.Tobias Weidinger is a Research Associate at the Institute of Geography of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His research focuses on diverse forms of rural in-migration and consequences for regional development. In particular, he is interested in refugee migration and applies participatory approaches. Igor Jelen is Associate Professor in Economic and Political Geography at the University of Trieste, Italy. He has carried out research on transition processes of post-soviet systems and is especially interested in trans-frontier and European integration issues in the context of postmodern-globalization passage, such as migrations, minorities, cultural and economic processes.