Tag Archives: Europe’s migration crisis

Policy-Making Must Recognise the Complexities of Europe’s Migration Crisis

Europe’s migration ‘crisis’ is complex and multi-faceted, whilst policy responses to date have been simplistic and founded on assumptions about migrants’ journeys and motivations for moving, rather than on evidence. Such policy responses run the risk of making the present situation, the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since the Second World War, worse. Meanwhile, negative narratives on the part of

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Greece begins to return migrants to Turkey – whilst MEDMIG project questions policy approach

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The first group of migrants who arrived in Greece across the Mediterranean have been returned to Turkey today under a controversial policy adopted by the European Union. For each Syrian migrant returned to Turkey, the EU must take and resettle another Syrian from refugee camps who has made a legitimate request for asylum. However no Syrians have been included in

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Professor Christina Boswell to Join ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ Panel

Professor Christina Boswell will join our panel on 22nd March to discuss ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?‘. Christina Boswell is Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE), and Director of Research for the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research examines the relationship

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Register now for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ – 22 March 2016

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Registration is open for the latest in our series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussion meetings. ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the evening of Tuesday 22 March. Net migration has exceeded 100,000 a year, every year since 1998. With the number of migrants entering the UK unlikely

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Europe’s Migration Crisis?

UK Border, Terminal 4, London Heathrow

On 22 March 2016, the RGS-IBG will hold the latest in its series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussions, considering the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing the United Kingdom now and over coming decades. The Policy Forum event will be complemented by a discussion meeting aimed at a public audience, on ‘Integrated Britain’ (15 March). Professional interest

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Policy Forum: Europe’s Migration Crisis

UK Border, Terminal 4, London Heathrow

The first 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum of 2016 will take place at the RGS-IBG on 22 March and will consider the issue of ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis‘. How should UK policy-makers respond to the largest movement of people through Europe since 1945? This panel discussion will explore the spatial, cultural, political and economic dimensions of the current ‘EU migrant crisis’. This event

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