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Territorial Impact of Migration on Frontline Regions and Cities on the EU Shores of the Mediterranean
  • Report

Territorial Impact of Migration on Frontline Regions and Cities on the EU Shores of the Mediterranean

In the absence of further joint migration instruments at a European level, the burden of managing the migrant emergency falls primarily on local and regional authorities of the European countries in particular in the south of the EU.

21 September 2021
Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response
  • Policy Study

Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response

The EU’s stated commitment to counter the negative impacts of migrant smuggling activities constitutes an opportunity to rethink the traditional approaches to smuggling.

11 May 2021
The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU’s Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor
  • Paper

The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU’s Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor

The EU has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in its neighbourhood have severely damaged this self-constructed image.

17 December 2019
Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”
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Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Despite the appearance of joint ownership in several EU documents, the definition offered remains quite vague. Thus, how can the operationalisation of the concept be evaluated?

5 December 2019
A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia
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A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia

While the EU lacks flexibility and a real willingness to build tailor-made partnerships, the interest of Tunisia and Morocco in pushing forward the talks seems to be limited.

14 May 2019
Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries
  • Policy Study

Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries

The year 2015 was a serious stress test for the stability and cohesion of the European Union. The so-called refugee crisis revealed several divisions within the EU, and disclosed certain limitations of the European project.

13 March 2017
Neighbouring Host-Countries’ Policies for Syrian Refugees: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
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Neighbouring Host-Countries’ Policies for Syrian Refugees: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

As the stream of refugees continues, so does the pressure to mediate integration between the local and the incoming populations. Host countries differ in their response strategy and policies.

23 January 2017
Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece
  • Policy Study

Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece

Unsolved conflicts in the Middle East, demographic changes and unfavorable socio-economic situation in the Mediterranean produced migrants and refugees flows on unprecedented scale. How did the host countries reply to that?

7 September 2016
Les dynamiques de mouvement de personnes
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Les dynamiques de mouvement de personnes

Although the management of migration is often linked to the present political situation, it is not necessarily rational and suffers from the lack of harmonisation of legislation between the 27 Member States.

22 May 2010