Archive | Migration Policy RSS feed for this section

European Enlightenment 2.0: Toward a Respectful and Comprehensive Policy for Missing and Dead Migrants

European Enlightenment 2.0:  Toward a Respectful and Comprehensive Policy for Missing and Dead Migrants
Bert Segier

Bert Segier

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Bert R.G. Segier holds a Master degree in History and a Minor degree in Political Science. Professionally, Bert worked as a Political Adviser to a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives in Brussels, as a Head of Cabinet of a Regional Government in Bruges and as a Communications Officer at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) in Stockholm. After a brief experience at the Consulate-General of Belgium in London, he took the opportunity to work for the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), The Hague, initially as Consultant and currently as Projects Officer. Bert has been politically active on different levels. He focuses on international affairs, human rights and the rule of law. He enjoys history and moral philosophy. Bert is a correspondent for the Belgian-American newspaper the Gazette van Detroit and strongly supports the work of the NGO Eyes for the World. Twitter: @bgravitas; LinkedIn:
linkedin.com/in/bertsegier
Bert Segier
Share

Author: Bert Segier Since January 2015, 1,084,625 migrants are reported to have arrived in Europe, of whom 1,048,268 arrived by sea. This month alone, 36,781 migrants are reported to have arrived in Europe by land and sea routes. An overview of migration flows in Europe by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the migratory […]

Read More 1 Comment

To Welcome or not to Welcome: what civil society does for Refugees?

To Welcome or not to Welcome: what civil society does for Refugees?
Irene Zugasti

Irene Zugasti

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Irene Zugasti is a journalist and a political scientist from Madrid, who conducted her studies of Political Sciences and Public Administration in Complutense University in Madrid and Charles University in Prague. She holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy of the Diplomat School of Spain, where she focused her research on Gender and IR studies. Nowadays she works in the Government Office for Gender Based Violence in Spain, while she continues researching Gender issues in the European arena.
Irene Zugasti
Share

Author: Irene Zugasti The word “refugee” was googled around 27 million times during 2015. Google’s report “A Year in Search”, reflects that migration events inspired trillions of questions worldwide. At the top of questions trends was “What happened to Aylan Kurdi?” the kurdish child dead in Turkey’s shoreline. The top question on ‘migration’ in Italy […]

Read More 0 Comments

REPORT: The dark reality of Dunkirk’s refugee camp

REPORT: The dark reality of Dunkirk’s refugee camp

Stephen Treacy

Stephen Treacy is a graduate of Human Geography at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research interests span across the field including, but not limited to national identity, xenophobia, clandestine migration, globalisation and urban Geography. Currently he is engaged in voluntary aid work and research within the Grande Synthe refugee camp in Dunkirk, France, whilst re-locating to Krakow, Poland to begin ground work for studying Polish nationalism.

Latest posts by Stephen Treacy (see all)

Share

Author: Stephen Treacy Amongst the marshy, coastal French Flanders lies a town once famed for it’s historic part played in the Second World War. The city of Dunkirk is one of France’s major port towns, with direct connections to the United Kingdom by ferry, and it lies mere kilometres from the border with Belgium. Whilst […]

Read More 0 Comments

Politheor’s Special Report on civil society responses to refugee crisis

Politheor's Special Report on civil society responses to refugee crisis
Politheor

Politheor

Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.
Politheor
Share

Editor: Jakov Bojovic Authors: Irene Zugasti (Spain), Camila Azavedo (Sweden), Stephen Treacy (UK) Simon Marijsse (Belgium) Beatrice Mumbi (Kenya), Karina Oborune (Latvia), Mikael Grunwaldt (Germany) Download Link: http://politheor.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Politheor-Special-Report-on-Civil-Society-Responses-to-Refugee-Crisis.pdf

Read More 3 Comments

Crossing the invisible borders: Violence against Refugee Women

Crossing the invisible borders:  Violence against Refugee Women
Irene Zugasti

Irene Zugasti

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Irene Zugasti is a journalist and a political scientist from Madrid, who conducted her studies of Political Sciences and Public Administration in Complutense University in Madrid and Charles University in Prague. She holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy of the Diplomat School of Spain, where she focused her research on Gender and IR studies. Nowadays she works in the Government Office for Gender Based Violence in Spain, while she continues researching Gender issues in the European arena.
Irene Zugasti
Share

Author: Irene Zugasti Köln attacks, approached through the dichotomy between western victims and foreign perpetrators, have served to stoke up again the heated debate over refugee policies in Germany and in whole Europe. Meanwhile, refugee women remain silent, invisible, minimized. However, they well know how sexual violence –among many others forms of violence against women- […]

Read More 0 Comments

Error 404, Responsibility not found: EU-Turkey deal on migration

Error 404, Responsibility not found: EU-Turkey deal on migration
Alex Oancea

Alex Oancea

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Alex obtained his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations in Bucharest, and has recently graduated from a Master’s programme at University of Amsterdam where his main focus was EU’s external migration policy. Momentarily he is enrolled in another Master track that deals with gender studies and human rights issues. In the professional realm; he is a research assistant at Amsterdam’s Institute for Social Science Research, being involved in a project related to medical anthropology. Moreover, since he is passionate about migration issues, he worked for a brief period of time for Romania’s General Inspectorate for Immigration (Asylum and Integration Directorate)and as a (volunteer) lecturer for ARCA - Romanian Forum of Refugees and Migrants, teaching grammar and history. He is co-author of the book ”A grain of thought”, succinctly analyzing perceptions and issues surrounding the right to vote in Romania.
Alex Oancea
Share

Author: Alex Oancea As you may know, the recent EU-Turkey meeting from the 29th of November regarding the ubiquitous issue of migration has sparked a great deal of controversy, both outside and within the EU itself. Justifications for the agreement are overflowing and if you are not accustomed to EU politics, it can be quite […]

Read More 0 Comments

Michel Foucault on refugees – an interview from 1979

Michel Foucault on refugees – an interview from 1979
Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic
Michel Foucault

Latest posts by Michel Foucault (see all)

Share

‘The refugee problem is a foreshadowing of the 21st century’s great migration.’ (“Nanmin mondai ha 21 seiku minzoku daiidô no zenchô da”, an interview by H.Uno, originally published on 17 August 1979, in Shûkan posuto, pp. 34-35. Translated from Japanese into French by Ryôji Nakamura, 1994 ; translated from French into English by Felix de Montety, […]

Read More 1 Comment

The Myths and Truths of the European Migration Crisis

The Myths and Truths of the European Migration Crisis

Martin Kahanec

Mr Martin Kahanec is a Visiting Researcher at Harvard University, Associate Professor at the Central European University and founder of the Central European Labour Studies Institute. Mr Kahanec is a prolific author in the area of labor economics, labor migration and population economics, and has published in peer-reviewed international journals. He is also the Managing Editor of the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies.

Latest posts by Martin Kahanec (see all)

Share

There is no price tag attached to my hand stretched out to refugees, people threatened by wars, and violent regimes. The humanitarian argument prevails over any cost-benefit analysis. But as a labor economist, I firmly believe it is my obligation to help us better understand the labor market impacts of immigration. Author: Martin Kahanec Fears […]

Read More 0 Comments

Greece’s Detention Policy in the Absence of Migration Policy

Greece's Detention Policy in the Absence of Migration Policy

Zoe Kostitsi-Papastathopoulou

Zoe is a current MPA ('16) candidate in the School of Public Policy, Central European University. She received her BA in Political Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MA from the University of Essex in Ideology and Discourse Analysis. As an instructor and research assistant on ethnic profiling by police, intercultural education, and migration she has offered training to various audiences including local government officials. She has also worked in the education sector in the context of teaching but also in coordinating educational programmes offered by both the private and public sector and the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. As part of her current studies she is working on her passion project for human rights advocacy, specializing on refugees' rights, EU legislation, and asylum policies. She has interned/lived/worked in Greece, India, Germany, the UK and now Hungary.

Latest posts by Zoe Kostitsi-Papastathopoulou (see all)

Share

  On 20th February, 21-year-old Mohammed Camara, a native from Guinea, died in the detention center of Amygdaleza, Athens. Mohammed died due to diabetes after not receiving necessary treatment or adequate food. This is not the first death in the Amygdaleza detention center. Since the new government led by Syriza took office on January 27th, […]

Read More 0 Comments

EU Asylum Policy – The necessity for a shared responsibility

EU Asylum Policy – The necessity for a shared responsibility

Athena Tacet

Athena Tacet is a journalist and editor specializing in foreign affairs, human rights and socio-political issues. Her writings have appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and Embassy Magazine, a weekly Canadian foreign policy newspaper. She holds a BA in political science, a Certificate in Modern Arabic language and culture, a Graduate diploma in journalism and undertook a Master's degree in public policy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her interests include the EU foreign policy, issues related to immigration and asylum policies, as well as nationalism and identity politics in Europe.
Share

It’s a problem of responsibility. For more than a decade, EU Member States and EU institutions have combined their efforts to draft a EU Asylum Policy that would tackle the migration issue, and allocate the responsibility to process asylum cases on the principle of responsibility-shifting, rather than responsibility-sharing.  Author: Athena Tacet “Security and immigration management […]

Read More 1 Comment