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: email@example.com
Complaint Mechanisms in Border Management and Expulsion Operations in Europe: Effective Remedies for Victims of Human Rights Violations?
28 March, 2018
Border control, surveillance operations and expulsion of irregular immigrants – particularly through return flights – can pose serious challenges to human rights.
Human Rights, Border management
13 March, 2018
European asylum systems faced a number of sharp challenges as more than 1 million asylum seekers and migrants traveled to Europe during the 2015-16 crisis.
Common European Asylum System
27 February, 2018
This article offers a critical review of how migrant smuggling arises out of restrictive migration policies and how it has become increasingly sophisticated and professionalized.
migrant Smuggling, Migration control, Enforcement
8 February, 2018
Border management is a complex and challenging field, whose aims
are as varied as they are vital. In a world where passenger numbers
25 January, 2018
External processing involves applications for international protection being processed beyond the European Union’s (EU) external borders, in third states.
12 January, 2018
Biometric collection and registration has taken an increasingly important role in the migration and border management of the European Union.
Registration, Irregular migrantion
3 January, 2018
Policymakers across Europe are fixated on reform of the Dublin Regulation, the contentious rules that carve up responsibility for asylum claims between EU states.
Border management, Security, International Cooperation, Refugees, Asylum seekers
The EU Humanitarian Border and the Securitization of Human Rights: The ‘Rescue‐Through‐Interdiction/Rescue‐Without‐Protection’ Paradigm*
11 December, 2017
This article looks at securitization/humanitarianization dynamics in the EU external sea borders to track and critique the substantial transformation of the role played by human rights in the Medit
Securitization, Refugees, FRONTEX
Refugee, Asylum-Seeker, and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance: Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir Turkey30 November, 2017
This report analyses the views of refugees, asylumseekers, and migrants surveyed in Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir, Turkey between 29 September and 18 October 2017.
Refugee, Asylum seekers, protect migrants
28 November, 2017
This Policy Brief assesses the main protection concerns affecting migrants in Libya and migrants transiting through Libya to the EU.
Protection, Migrant well-being, Human Tracfficking
24 November, 2017
The report reviews available evidence on trans-Mediterranean irregular migration to Europe along various routes going back to the 1970s, particularly on the magnitude of the flows, the evolution of
Undocumented migrants, Cross-Mediterranean flow
European Cities and Migrants with Irregular Status: Municipal initiatives for the inclusion of irregular migrants in the provision of services
23 November, 2017
With this paper, the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity – the learning-exchange arm of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford – aims to inform the
Irregular migration, Migration policy
Towards safety and opportunity: Regular pathways to Europe for refugees and other migrants in the Middle East22 November, 2017
Large movements of refugees and other migrants to Europe, particularly in 2015 via the eastern Mediterranean route,generated an unprecedented level of political will among states to address migrati
21 November, 2017
As maritime arrivals to Europe rose sharply in 2015 and 2016, European policymakers renewed their focus on building partnerships with origin and transit countries in North Africa in an effort to br
Migration management, Cooperation
21 November, 2017
This assessment strives to shed light on gaps in knowledge as well as access to legal migration pathways and other protection services to better inform European governments and policy makers, as we
Protection, Language, Return migration
15 November, 2017
With as many as 1 million people forcibly returned to Afghanistan in 2016 alone, where insecurity and instability greet them, the nature of return policies and reintegration assistance from Europea
Return migration, Migration management, Deportation
15 November, 2017
Since 2014, IOM has documented nearly 25,000 migrant deaths around the world.
From Syria to Spain: Syrian Migration to Europe via the Western Mediterranean route between 2015 and 201715 November, 2017
For decades, Spain has served as an entry point for the irregular migration of refugees and other migrants into Europe.
Borders, Pathways, protect migrants
14 November, 2017
For protracted refugee situations, finding a way forward becomes even more difficult because of donor fatigue, resettlement fixation and difficulties in integrating into the host country after year