The database contains links to existing academic and non-academic research and analysis, as well as data sources related to irregular migration to Europe. You can search the database using your own search terms, or filter the results by relevant country, region, date of publication, etc. using the drop-down menus on the left. Authors of relevant research and analysis are invited to submit their own content for review and inclusion by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
17 October, 2017
The EU is struggling to cope with the so-called “migration crisis” that has emerged over the past few years. Designing the right policies to address immigration requires a deep understanding of its
Irregular migration, Migration trends, Climate Change
Youth on the Move: Investigating decision-making, migration trajectories and expectations of young people on the way to Italy1 October, 2017
Since March 2016, more than 260,000 people have arrived on Italian shores.
Irregular migration, Child migration, Youth, Journey to Europe
Migration Policy Practice: Vol. VII, Number 2, April-September 2017: Special issue on Irregular Migration
14 September, 2017
Migration Policy Practice is a bi-monthly journal that publishes articles from, and that is overseen by, policymakers working in the field of migration policy. This issue of Migration Policy Practi
Irregular migration, Migrant deaths, Human Smuggling, Human Tracfficking, Circular Migration
12 September, 2017
Since 2014, more than 22,500 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded by the International Organization for Migration globally.
Harrowing Journeys - Children and youth on the move across the Mediterranean Sea, at risk of trafficking and exploitation12 September, 2017
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe
Irregular migration, Trafficking, Exploitation, Safe migration, Children, Child migration
12 August, 2017
This book examines the issue of irregular transit Migration to the EU by presenting the case of the Afghans.
Transit, Irregular migration, Migratory journey
The shifting boundaries of (un)documentedness: a Gendered understanding of migrants’ Employmentbased legalization pathways in Italy
1 August, 2017
The paper provides a qualitative exploration of the experiences of migrants who have engaged in the last Employment-based amnesties in Italy.
Undocumented, Gender, Women, Migration policy, Irregular migration, Care and domestic work, Work-based legalization
28 July, 2017
Despite a recent resurgence in research on the politics of Migration, foreign Policy analysts have yet to approach cross-border population Mobility as a distinct field of inquiry.
Issue linkage, Migration diplomacy, Leverage, Refugee, Cooperation, Coercion, Transit migration
Human Security and Shared Responsibility to Fight Transnational Crimes: Resolution 2240 (2015) of the United Nations Security Council on Smuggling of Migrants and Human Tracfficking Off the Coast of Libya
7 July, 2017
The paper discusses United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution 2240 (2015).
human Security, shared responsibility, transnational Crime, resolution 2240 (2015), Security council, Smuggling of migrants, Human Tracfficking, Human Rights, state responsibility
Refugees, migrants, neither, both: categorical fetishism and the politics of bounding in Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’
6 July, 2017
The use of the categories ‘Refugee’ and ‘migrant’ to differentiate between those on the move and the legitimacy, or otherwise, of their claims to international Protection has featured strongly duri
Mixed migration, Migrant flows, Crisis, Categorical fetishism
1 July, 2017
The Mediterranean Sea has traditionally been seen as a transit route rather than a border zone, yet the upsurge in Migration from the Mediterranean's southern shores into Europe in recent year
EU Migration Policy
1 July, 2017
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden analyses the implications of the Refugee and Migration Crisis for the EU.
Children, Unaccompanied, International Mobility, Restricted rights
2 June, 2017
Themes of loss, grief, and vulnerability have come to occupy an increasingly central position in contemporary poststructuralist and feminist theory.
Migrant deaths, Ethics, mourning, Colonial amnesia, Race, Judith Butler
A Free Ride on the Wave of Terror? The Securitisation of Migration in the EU and its Discursive Consequences
1 June, 2017
This essay analyses the concept of the securitisation of migration in the EU in light of the ongoing European migrant crisis and recent wave of terrorist attacks across Europe.
terrorism, Securitization, Politics, Public attitudes, Security, Schengen Agreement and Convention
25 May, 2017
Does the influx of hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants in recent years spell trouble for the European Union (EU) as we know it?
Irregular migration, Trouble, Consequences
Deaths at the borders database: evidence of deceased migrants’ bodies found along the southern external borders of the European Union
22 May, 2017
Irregular migrants and asylum seekers have died and continue to die attempting to cross the external borders of the EU without authorisation, seeking to enter the territories of its Member States.
Irregular migration, Borders, Migrants death, Registration, Gibraltar
4 May, 2017
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of EU policies in addressing the so-called European migration or refugee ‘crisis’ in 2015 and 2016.
Irregular migration, Cross-Mediterranean flow, Migrant deaths, EU Migration Policy
1 May, 2017
This article explores migrant existences in the border zones around Europe.
Migrant's pathways, Irregular migration, Migration routes
1 May, 2017
This paper analyses the relationship between regular and irregular Migration taking into account the Migration network effect and the network creation mechanism.
Global games, Irregular migration, Migration policy, Networks
Learning to live with irregular Migration: towards a more ambitious debate on the politics of ‘the problem’
1 April, 2017
What might be gained by learning to live with ‘the problem’ of irregular Migration, rather than attempting to solve it?
Irregular migration, Refugee regime, Borders, Citizenship, Migration, Development nexus, Migration policy