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
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
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.
14 March, 2018
The aim of the paper is twofold.
Irregular migration, Cooperation
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
Assessing refugee healthcare needs in Europe and implementing educational interventions in primary care: a focus on methods
5 March, 2018
The current political crisis, conflicts and riots in many Middle Eastern and African countries have led to massive migration waves towards Europe.
Refugee, Irregular migration, Healthcare
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
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
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
7 February, 2018
Following the important changes in migrant routes observed in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, Italy became both one of the most important destination country and the first stop to reach other Europe
Missing Migrants, Migrant deaths, Irregular migration
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.
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
Asylum Seekers and Security at the Northern Finnish-Russian Border: Analysing the "Arctic Route Episode" of 2015-2016
30 December, 2017
Europe experienced an unprecedented peak in asylum seekers in 2015.
21 December, 2017
Thousands of minors are migrating unaccompanied to high-income countries. This special issue focuses on unaccompanied migrant minors from the Global South to Europe and the U.S.
Undocumented children, Undocumented migrants, Unaccompanied
20 December, 2017
Provides an overview on the recent migration flows to the EU and discusses detections of illegal border crossings, missing migrants along the Mediterranean migratory route, and asylum related matte
migrant routes, Missing Migrants, Asylum
Where is the European frontier? The Balkan migration crisis and its impact on relations between the EU and the Western Balkans
18 December, 2017
For centuries the Western Balkans region has been a place of origin for migration into Europe as well as a transit route to Europe for migrants coming from other regions of the world.
Balkan route, Irregular migration, Borders
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
5 December, 2017
While EU ambitions to cooperate with migrants’ countries of origin and transit stretch back more than two decades, they took on fresh urgency following the 2015–16 European migrant and refugee cris
Border, Security, Smuggling, Trafficking, Irregular migration
1 December, 2017
The EMN published the first version of this Policy Brief in December 2015 when European countries around the Mediterranean were facing a significant influx of persons.
Irregular migration, Sea travel, Asylum, Resettlement, humanitarian aid