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: email@example.com
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.
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
8 November, 2017
The Horn of Africa remains a major source of mixed migration, with people moving to neighbouring countries, the Gulf, Southern Africa and Europe.
Human Smuggling, Trafficking, Mixed migration, EU Migration Policy
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
17 October, 2017
The EU is struggling to cope with the so-called “migration crisis” that has emerged over the past few years. Designing the right policies to address immigration requires a deep understanding of its
Irregular migration, Migration trends, Climate Change
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
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
13 May, 2017
The overall objective of this volume is to advance existing knowledge about irregular migration to the Gulf, a subject about which huge research gaps remain.
Irregular migration, Labour migration
14 March, 2017
Despite externalized Migration policies within Europe in order to secure borders and an enormous concern for human Smuggling in the Media and political debates, people continue to cross borders und
Smuggling, Borders, Unwanted entries, Migrants
27 February, 2017
The dangerous journeys that tens of thousands of Eritreans are making across desert and sea to Europe are a striking example of how restrictive migration policies are having a devastating impact on
Irregular migration, EU Migration Policy, Search and rescue (SAR)
3 February, 2017
In 2016, an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 migrants transited through Mali on their way to Algeria and Libya.
Irregular migration, Smuggling, Networks
1 February, 2017
This working paper sets out to better understand whether, by providing alternative options, it is possible for policy-makers to prevent or reduce irregular migration from countries- and regions-of-
Irregular migration, Migration policy, Resettlement
A Tale of Two Cities: Multiple Practices of Bordering and Degrees of ‘Transit’ in and through Turkey
30 January, 2017
Turkey has been part of an expanding European border regime through the construct of ‘transit’.
Externalization, Transit, Bordering, City/Urban
17 January, 2017
1 January, 2017
This article explores nonrecording on the borders of Europe during the “European Refugee Crisis” in 2015. It examines the ambiguous practices of border control and the diverse actors involved.
Borders, Bureaucracy, “European Refugee Crisis, ”the state
The Role of Migration-Specific and Migration Relevant Policies in Migrant Decision-Making in Transit
1 January, 2017
This paper examines the role of Migration-specific and Migration-relevant policies in migrant decisionmaking factors for onwards Migration or stay in Greece and Turkey.
Migration policies, Transit migration, Irregular migration
23 December, 2016
This ‘statistical portrait’ presents, in roughly 100 pages, a broad comparison between the situation of the European Union, including EFTA members and Candidate Countries, and the African Union and
Demography, Health, Education, Economy
12 December, 2016
This book analyzes the externalization of the EU’s immigration and Asylum practices towards non-member transit countries and the consequences of this process.
Asylum Policy, Asylum, Irregular migration, Transit migration, Transit
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