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
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
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
31 January, 2017
Normally open borders began restricting access, a strong military presence became visible in train stations, and the issue of asylum-seekers became a major focus of public attention.
Religion, Populism, Politics, Public attitudes, terrorism
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
A Crisis of Protection and safe passage:violence experienced by migrants/Refugees travelling along the Western Balkan corridor to Northern Europe
1 January, 2017
Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/Refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016.
Asylum, Mental health, Traumatic events, Operational Research, MSF
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 November, 2016
The ‘Go Home Van’ was the centrepiece of the UK government’s 2013 immigration enforcement campaign.
Immigration, Interpretivist Policy analysis, Irregular migration
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
1 October, 2016
In this wide-ranging survey of recent UK government pronouncements, policies and new legislation relating particularly – but not limited – to ‘Security’, Migration and Refugee issues, the author ex
Asylum, Channel, Counter, Radicalisation, Human Rights, Irregular migration, Police, Prevent, Third Sector
1 October, 2016
Drawing on fieldwork among irregular migrants in Norway, this article examines how borders are constructed, reproduced and contested by a variety of actors, using techniques, institutions, laws, po
Irregular migration, Borders, Mobility
Unregistered residents and registered Crime: an estimate for Asylum seekers and irregular migrants in Norway
1 July, 2016
The purpose of our study has been to better estimate the number and types of crimes committed by asylum seekers and irregular migrants.
Irregular migration, Asylum, Crime
7 June, 2016
Published prior to the UK's EU referendum, this briefing paper argues that a number of factors may combine to cause significant numbers of Turks to make use of free movement rules following th
Border management, Employment, Free Movement, Policy
31 May, 2016
The Week Migration Special, including sections on: UK Prime Minister Cameron in U-turn over child refugees after House of Lords reject veto; Terrorists could enter EU with Migrants warns UK border
Policy, Origin and Transit Countries, Xenophobia, Children
6 May, 2016
Argues that the Swedish government have made gross miscalculations, by believing that the more immigrants come to Sweden, the richer Sweden will become.
Fiscal, Migrant well-being, Employment, Economy, Media, Politics
28 April, 2016
Large numbers of people continue to flee conflict and instability, moving along human Smuggling routes, hiding in transit cities, and getting locked up in detention centres in the process of seekin
Smuggling, Humanitarian assistance, Invisibility, Advocacy, Asylum
UNICEF UK Statement in Reaction to Today's Home Office Announcement of a New Scheme to Resettle Children at Risk
21 April, 2016
Press release regarding the UK government's efforts to safeguard and protect the rights of migrant children. However, it argues that the EU-Turkey deal has made the situation even worse.
Policy, Children, Family, Human Rights
How do international Human Rights influence national Healthcare provisions for irregular migrants? A case study in France and the United Kingdom
1 January, 2016
Debates about Human Rights have often questioned their potential for generating rights at national levels.
Irregular migration, Human Rights, Healthcare, nation-state jurisdiction