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
14 March, 2018
The aim of the paper is twofold.
Irregular migration, Cooperation
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
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
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
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
29 November, 2017
Under the Greece-Turkey Readmission Agreement, irregular migrants and asylum seekers whose claims are found inadmissible by the Greek authorities are readmitted to Turkey since the EU-Turkey Statem
Refugees, Readmission, Asylum
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
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
Migrants caught between tides and politics in the Mediterranean: an imperative for search and rescue at sea?
14 September, 2017
Search and rescue (SAR), Sea travel, Irregular migration
12 August, 2017
This book examines the issue of irregular transit Migration to the EU by presenting the case of the Afghans.
Transit, Irregular migration, Migratory journey
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
28 July, 2017
Despite a recent resurgence in research on the politics of Migration, foreign Policy analysts have yet to approach cross-border population Mobility as a distinct field of inquiry.
Issue linkage, Migration diplomacy, Leverage, Refugee, Cooperation, Coercion, Transit migration
Human Security and Shared Responsibility to Fight Transnational Crimes: Resolution 2240 (2015) of the United Nations Security Council on Smuggling of Migrants and Human Tracfficking Off the Coast of Libya
7 July, 2017
The paper discusses United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution 2240 (2015).
human Security, shared responsibility, transnational Crime, resolution 2240 (2015), Security council, Smuggling of migrants, Human Tracfficking, Human Rights, state responsibility
Refugees, migrants, neither, both: categorical fetishism and the politics of bounding in Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’
6 July, 2017
The use of the categories ‘Refugee’ and ‘migrant’ to differentiate between those on the move and the legitimacy, or otherwise, of their claims to international Protection has featured strongly duri
Mixed migration, Migrant flows, Crisis, Categorical fetishism
1 July, 2017
The Mediterranean Sea has traditionally been seen as a transit route rather than a border zone, yet the upsurge in Migration from the Mediterranean's southern shores into Europe in recent year
EU Migration Policy
2 June, 2017
Themes of loss, grief, and vulnerability have come to occupy an increasingly central position in contemporary poststructuralist and feminist theory.
Migrant deaths, Ethics, mourning, Colonial amnesia, Race, Judith Butler
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
1 April, 2017
Despite the scaling-up of EU surveillance, enforcement measures and patrolling operations aimed at border security, the flow of irregular migrants towards Europe shows little sign of abating.
Irregular migration, Human Smuggling, EU Migration Policy
31 March, 2017
Research on the role of social networks in human Migration has mainly relied on single snapshots in time.This paper focuses on the changes in composition and usage of the transnational networks of
Transnational networks, Transit migration, Personal network, Analysis, Network change