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
Co-responsibility between countries of origin, transit and destination: Lessons from Spain’s experience with migration
15 March, 2018
This article gives an overview of Spain’s experience of regular and irregular migration in the past and of the subsequent development of the EU’s framework for external migration policies.
18 February, 2018
This paper investigates the consequences of the legalization of around 600,000 immigrants by the unexpectedly elected Spanish government of Zapatero following the terrorist attacks of March 2004 (G
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
Rohingya women in Malaysia : decision-making and information sharing in the course of irregular migration
31 October, 2017
This paper presents major findings of a project focused on the experiences of Rohingya women in Malaysia, categorised as ‘irregular migrants’.
Irregular migration, Women, Rohingya, Decision making, Refugees, Asylum seekers
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
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
13 May, 2017
The overall objective of this volume is to advance existing knowledge about irregular migration to the Gulf, a subject about which huge research gaps remain.
Irregular migration, Labour migration
Struggles over Human Rights in local government – the case of access to education for undocumented youth in Malmö, Sweden
1 April, 2017
The present article elaborates on struggles over the inclusion and exclusion of undocumented Children and young people in the Swedish school system.
Children, Human Rights, Local government, Urban, Malmö, Hannah Arendt, Education, Undocumented, Youth, Irregular migration, Undocumented children
28 February, 2017
This report analyzes the migrant crisis which in 2015 tormented, and in 2016 continues to torment, Europe: what happened and why, and most importantly, the implications of the crisis for Europe and
Refugee, Politics, Policy, Public attitudes, Integration, terrorism, Security, Border management
Challenges of the European Migration Crisis (alternative title: Case Study on Securitization of Migration)
8 February, 2017
Abstract: Migration is a multidimensional phenomena presented in various political debates, discussed from economic perspectives to human rights features.
Securitization, Migration trends, Public attitudes, Politics, Populism
Framing Migration and the process of crimmigration: A systematic analysis of the media representation of unauthorized immigrants in Netherlands
1 January, 2017
In this article we examine whether the proposal to criminalize illegal stay in Netherlands was preceded by increased negative Media attention for unauthorized immigrants.
Irregular migration, Criminalization, Imigration, Media
Syrian Refugees in Turkey: pathways to precarity, differential inclusion, and negotiated citizenship rights
1 January, 2017
This article addresses the question of how to understand the relation among precarity, differential inclusion, and citizenship status with regard to Syrian Refugees in Turkey.
Syrian Refugees, precarity, differential inclusion, citizenship rights
The Role of Migration-Specific and Migration Relevant Policies in Migrant Decision-Making in Transit
1 January, 2017
This paper examines the role of Migration-specific and Migration-relevant policies in migrant decisionmaking factors for onwards Migration or stay in Greece and Turkey.
Migration policies, Transit migration, Irregular migration
Boat Arrivals and the “Threat” to Italian National Security: Between a “Moral Panic” Approach and the EU's Failure to Create a Cohesive Asylum-Seeking Policy
1 January, 2017
Italy is increasingly a major destination for Asylum seekers arriving by boat.
Asylum, Boat people, Moral panic
31 December, 2016
Abstract: At the end of November 2016, in Hungary, a Syrian man known only as ‘Ahmed H’ was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on terrorism charges.
terrorism, Securitization, Politics, Public attitudes, Security, Women, Religion
23 December, 2016
This ‘statistical portrait’ presents, in roughly 100 pages, a broad comparison between the situation of the European Union, including EFTA members and Candidate Countries, and the African Union and
Demography, Health, Education, Economy
9 December, 2016
This study traces the integration experience of Bosnian refugees from the Balkan wars with the aim of drawing lessons for the current wave of refugees entering Europe.
Integration, Refugee, Migration trends
1 December, 2016
Abstract: In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks witnessed in Paris in November 2015, a radicalisation of the tensions in the matter of asylum seekers and integration has re-emerged.
Asylum, Integration, terrorism, Women, Culture
UNESCO: Cities Welcoming Refugees and Migrants: Enhancing effective urban governance in an age of migration23 November, 2016
This book provides a first thorough international mapping and analysis of 'city and migration' issues with a focus on Europe; drawing on a survey of member cities of the European Coalitio
Policy, Refugee, Xenophobia
Integration against the state: Irregular migrants’ agency between deportation and regularisation in the United Kingdom
4 October, 2016
Reducing the number of foreigners residing unlawfully within the borders of a state requires either their removal or the legalisation of their presence within the territory.
Deportation, Integration, Irregular migrantion, Migrant Agency, Regularisation