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
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
Can Regular Migration Channels Reduce Irregular Migration?: Lessons for Europe from the United States
1 February, 2018
Richer countries are under pressure to respond to and regulate high levels of irregular migration reaching their borders.
25 January, 2018
External processing involves applications for international protection being processed beyond the European Union’s (EU) external borders, in third states.
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
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
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
5 October, 2017
In the last decades, considerable efforts have been made to eradicate trafficking in human beings. In this context, the role of demand has gained prominence in public and political debates.
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.
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
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
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