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
12 October, 2017
On the issue of migration, all eyes are now focused on the so-called central Mediterranean route, which runs primarily from Libya to Italy. Until July of this year, irregular crossings from Libya t
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
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
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
2 February, 2017
Between 2011 and 2016, some 630,000 irregular migrants and Refugees reached Italy via the Central Mediterranean.
Irregular migration, Emergency, Humanitarian assistance
26 January, 2017
This article interrogates whether a crimigration frame could be used to assess immigration control in Italy.
Undocumented, Irregular migration, Internal borders, Police, differential inclusion
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
Assessing the Risks of Migration along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes: Iraq and Nigeria as Case Study Countries
30 November, 2016
The purpose of this study is to give breadth to the concept of “safe migration” by analysing patterns of migration and return from two case study countries: Iraq and Nigeria.
Smuggling, Irregular migration, Resettlement, Family, Asylum, Policy, Safe migration
Suspended Lives: Undocumented Migrants’ Everyday Worlds and the Making of ‘Illegality’ Between Morocco and Italy
26 October, 2016
This chapter explores the existential and embodied experience of border(ing) by focusing on the trials and tribulations of Abdelkrim, a young Moroccan man in his late 20s.
Border regimes, neoliberal economic policies, underground Economy, Security and legality
1 October, 2016
This paper investigates the trajectories of illegal migrants in Italy using unique individual data stemming from a centre for reception of Refugees and Asylum seekers located in the southern region
illegal migrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers, administrative data
1 October, 2016
Covers "The Trajectory of the Crises in the Mediterranean", "Italy in the Meditteranean: Commercial Challenges, Changing Infrastructure and New Maritime Traffic", and more.
Migration, Push-pull factors
1 October, 2016
The small Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean has become notorious in the early twenty-first century through a series of migrant disasters which, until the events of 2015, came to typi
1 August, 2016
This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.
Mixed migration, Safety, Survey
Unaccompanied Minors and the ‘Migrant Crisis ’A case study on the reception of unaccompanied minors in Eastern-SicilyLucia Slot
1 May, 2016
Thesis: This explorative research aims to give an overview of the European and Italian policies and practices regarding unaccompanied minors and secondly, to assess the challenges that unaccompanie
Children, Integration, Policy, Social inclusion
28 April, 2016
PhD/Post-graduate thesis: The year 2015 obliged the world to contend with touching pictures of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing from their home countries, risking their lives in the Medite
Displacement, Integration, Policy, Social inclusion
Voices of Nigerian Women Survivors of Trafficking Held in Italian Centres for Identification and Expulsion
3 March, 2016
This article examines the vicissitudes that affect the Migration trajectories of many Nigerian women who experienced trafficking before arriving in Italy, and end up in Centers for Identification a
Irregular migration, Women, expulsion, Trafficking in persons
Reimagining Europe’s Borderlands: The Social and Cultural Impact of Undocumented Migrants on Lampedusa
22 February, 2016
Over the past twenty years the island of Lampedusa, which forms the southernmost point of Italian territory, has been transformed from a little known isolated island in the Mediterranean to become
Border management, Lampedusa, Undocumented, Irregular migration, Sea travel
1 February, 2016
Based on an ongoing group effort with undocumented migrants, this article highlights a series of processes, problems, and instances that allow us to theorize the political subjectivity of undocumen
Lampedusa, translation, subjectivity, militarization, Migration, Border