Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Rescate en el mar y protección internacional: ¿hacia un nuevo marco legal a través del pacto europeo sobre la migración y el asilo?
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Rescate en el mar y protección internacional: ¿hacia un nuevo marco legal a través del pacto europeo sobre la migración y el asilo?

Los Estados del Mediterráneo —España, Grecia, Italia y Malta— se enfrentan al desafío de responder a la llegada de migrantes y solicitantes de protección internacional que llegan por mar, y de gestionar centros de acogida superpoblados, y de...

12 November 2021
La construcción de la frontera vertical. El caso de Marruecos
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La construcción de la frontera vertical. El caso de Marruecos

La gobernanza de la UE está protagonizando, en lo que a tránsito de sujetos se refiere, una política de cierre fronterizo. Paradójicamente no sucede lo mismo con el tránsito de mercancías, bienes y capitales.

15 June 2020
Challenges Faced by Syrian Refugees in the Higher Education Systems of Host Countries and How to Overcome Them. Lessons Learned from Jordan
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Challenges Faced by Syrian Refugees in the Higher Education Systems of Host Countries and How to Overcome Them. Lessons Learned from Jordan

The Syrian crisis had a significant impact on most of the countries hosting Syrian refugees. Host countries developed new approaches to deal with the consequences of the prolonged stay of refugees.

25 February 2019
La mobilité des jeunes chercheurs dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen : Réalité, enjeux et facteurs déterminants
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La mobilité des jeunes chercheurs dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen : Réalité, enjeux et facteurs déterminants

La réalité actuelle de la mobilité des jeunes chercheurs dans la région euro-méditerranéenne appelle à repenser les politiques qui régissent la libre circulation des connaissances et des porteurs d’idées.

14 January 2019
Merchants of Fear. Discursive Securitization of the Refugee Crisis in the Visegrad Group Countries
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Merchants of Fear. Discursive Securitization of the Refugee Crisis in the Visegrad Group Countries

Since the beginning of the refugee crisis politicians from the Visegrad group states have been infamously vocal in their aversion to the asylum seekers. This despite the fact that their countries were among the least affected by refugee movements.

7 January 2019
Building a Youth Euro-Med Community through Learning and Research Mobility: Incubators and Obstacles
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Building a Youth Euro-Med Community through Learning and Research Mobility: Incubators and Obstacles

Mobility and fieldwork are key drivers of the quality of academic and scientific research. However, those are not always easily accessible to researchers from the southern shore of the Mediterranean.

26 November 2018
New Wine into Old Wineskins? Addressing Patterns of Institutional Development in Euro-Mediterranean Relations in the Wake of the So-Called “EU Refugee Crisis”
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New Wine into Old Wineskins? Addressing Patterns of Institutional Development in Euro-Mediterranean Relations in the Wake of the So-Called “EU Refugee Crisis”

Since 2015 EU Member States have been calling for a reform of common migration policies. However, the most powerful and influential MS managed to hinder any attempt to communitarise responsibility for decisions.

29 October 2018
From Refugees to Asylum Seekers? Palestinian Refugees and the Syrian Conflict
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From Refugees to Asylum Seekers? Palestinian Refugees and the Syrian Conflict

The current forced migration of Palestinian refugees, largely overshadowed by the magnitude of the Syrian refugee crisis, raises many questions regarding the status of refugees forced to leave their countries.

12 February 2018
Arab Mediterranean Youth Migration. Who Wants to Leave, and Why?
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Arab Mediterranean Youth Migration. Who Wants to Leave, and Why?

The push factors of an economic nature are key behind the phenomenon of Arab Mediterranean youth migration. However, the desire to migrate does not depend on the education level and the (un)employment of the young people.

16 March 2017
The Trust Fund for Africa: A Preliminary Assessment
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The Trust Fund for Africa: A Preliminary Assessment

In its attempt to curb irregular immigration the EU has deployed a number of instruments. One of them is the “Trust Fund for Africa”, adopted during the EU-Africa Summit, which took place in Valletta in November 2015.

6 September 2016
The Migration Crisis: Issue or Opportunity?
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The Migration Crisis: Issue or Opportunity?

The ongoing refugee crisis is the most acute political and policy challenge the EU and its neighbouring countries have been facing lately. The EU policies have been inadequate in addressing the magnitude of the crisis.

11 April 2016
How Can the EU Border be Better Managed?
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How Can the EU Border be Better Managed?

The attempts by the EU to manage the refugee’s influx have been characterised by the prevalence of a security-based approach, the tendency to put migrants and refugees in the same box, and the prioritisation of border control.

5 April 2016