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
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
Refugee, Asylum-Seeker, and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance: Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir Turkey30 November, 2017
This report analyses the views of refugees, asylumseekers, and migrants surveyed in Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir, Turkey between 29 September and 18 October 2017.
Refugee, Asylum seekers, protect migrants
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
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
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.
14 November, 2017
For protracted refugee situations, finding a way forward becomes even more difficult because of donor fatigue, resettlement fixation and difficulties in integrating into the host country after year
Rohingya women in Malaysia : decision-making and information sharing in the course of irregular migration
31 October, 2017
This paper presents major findings of a project focused on the experiences of Rohingya women in Malaysia, categorised as ‘irregular migrants’.
Irregular migration, Women, Rohingya, Decision making, Refugees, Asylum seekers
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
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.
Youth on the Move: Investigating decision-making, migration trajectories and expectations of young people on the way to Italy1 October, 2017
Since March 2016, more than 260,000 people have arrived on Italian shores.
Irregular migration, Child migration, Youth, Journey to Europe
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.
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
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