Migrants and Refugees: Impact and Future Policies. Case studies of Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece

17 December 2015 | Workshop | English | Amman
slideshow image

The Centre for Strategic Studies hosts a workshop in Amman as part of the activities of the EuroMeSCo working package dedicated to migration and refugee challenges in the Mediterranean. The Workshop is organised in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI project, co-financed by the European Union and the IEMed.

The authors of the Joint Policy Study present their initial findings to other researchers of the network and practitioners. After a general introduction setting the main trends, the discussion focuses on the economic and social integration of migrants and refugees in three southern Mediterranean countries receiving the biggest number of refugees: Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. This is then compared to the situation of Greece, the main gate for refugees entering the European Union.

Berta Fernandez from the Institute for European Studies, University of Malta, describes the main macro phenomena of global migration flows relating it to the geopolitical situation is her chapter “Patterns of Migration Flows”.

Musa Shteiwi from Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, highlights and compares successively the main features of Jordan and Lebanon as two largest recipients of Syrian refugees, the policies implemented in both countries and the socio-economic impact of the presence of Syrian refugees.

Ahmet Bayaner and Gulden Boluk from CERMC – Centre for Economic Research on Mediteranian Countries focuses on socio-economic integration of migrants and refugees in Turkey.Eda Gemi from ELIAMEP- Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy analyses European migration and asylum policies, with Greece as a case study.