Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations

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Refugee reception and humanitarian protection in Greece and Italy: evidence from the ground

June 22nd, Thessaloniki, Greece

“EVI-MED – Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations” seeks to conduct data collection  of migrant flows and experiences of the reception system  and essential analysis on the Mediterranean migration crisis and to make these swiftly and publicly available to policymakers, practitioners, migrant community support organisations, and the research community”

This seminar presents initial results from the EVI-MED project after the first wave of surveys in Greece and Italy and seeks to situate it within the wider context of asylum policy, humanitarian assistance and the reception system in Greece.

To see the full programme and to book a place, visit the EventBrite page.

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Scholars support UN Refugee Global Compact: open letter

A number of academics involved in the ESRC Mediterranean migration research programme – including the EVI-MED team – have signed a letter in support of the UN Refugee Global Compact. The document has been published on OpenDemocracy.

To read click here.


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Refugees on the Move

21-22 April 2016, Barcelona

This event – organised by CER-Migracions, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona – bring together contributions from a range of disciplines to look at the different ways in which ‘refugees on the move’ are understood as part of a larger processes of change regarding mobilities in the Mediterranean region.

Within the conference, Dr. Alessio D’Angelo will present emerging findings from the research project EVI-MED, focusing on: “Reception crisis. Theory and practice of refugee accommodation in Italy”.

For further information about this event and to book a place click here.


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European Migration Policy – A Moving Target by Brad Blitz

ElgarBlog from Edward Elgar Publishing

9781781955833Following the meeting in Brussels on Monday 7th March, the European Union Member States put forward a plan intended to end irregular migration to the EU. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, went as far as to say that the days of irregular migration to the EU are over, just as the European Union bent to the demands of Turkey and held out the promise of visa-free travel within the Schengen area by the summer. Brad Blitz goes on to discuss further.

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BSA Annual Conference 2016


The theme for the 2016 British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference is:  Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting.  The conference will take place at Aston University (Birmingham) from 6-8 April 2016.

Within the conference, which includes a stream on ‘Race, Ethnicity & Migration’, Dr. Alessio D’Angelo will present emerging findings from the ESRC-funded project EVI-MED (Constructing and Evidence Base of Contemporary Mediterranean Migrations).

The paper will be presented on April 6th at 3:30 pm.
The full conference programme is available online on the BSA 2016 conference website.

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Imiscoe Spring Conference 2016

18-19 February 2016 – Copenhagen

Prof. Eleonore Kofman and Dr. Alessio D’Angelo will contribute to the next IMISCOE Spring Conference in Copenhagen presenting preliminary findings from ther ESRC-funded ‘EVI-MED’ project.

For further information about the conference visit the IMISCOE Spring 2016 webpage.

The abstracts of our two presentations are available below.


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