The Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference, 7-8 June 2018, EUI, Florence

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The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) conducts advanced research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. It aims to provide new ideas, rigorous evidence and critical thinking to inform major European and global policy debates. To help achieve these goals, the MPC’s Annual Conference brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss new ideas and the latest research evidence on some of the most important migration policy questions in Europe and beyond.

This year’s conference included research and policy debates about: the characteristics of human smuggling and the implications for policies aimed at reducing irregular migration; asylum policies and integration challenges; the potential tensions between national institutions (especially national welfare states) and common EU policies on migration and mobility; the future of the global governance of migration, with a focus on the two new “global compacts” on migration and refugees; the variations and determinants of public opinion on migrants; the relationships between migration, foreign aid, and development; the characteristics of mobilities in the Mediterranean; and recent migration policy developments in North America and other world regions.

Place: Refectory, Badia Fiesolana, EUI.
Powerpoint slides:
“Institutional contexts of political conflicts around free movement in the European Union”, Martin Ruhs and Joakim Palme
Everything you wanted to know about attitudes towards immigration but were afraid to ask”, Lenka Drazanova, James Dennison
African perspectives on EU migration policies”, Rafaella Greco Tonegutti
How does foreign aid affect migration flows”, Mauro Lanati
Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration”, Marie McAuliffe
Recent migration data and dynamics through the Mediterranean Sea”, Michele Vespe, Guido Tintori
Mobility Hub or Hollow? Cross-broder Travelling in the Mediterranean“, 1995-2016, Ettore Recchi, Emanuel Deutschmann
The role of spatial concentration of migrants and their integration in Europe” Rezart Hoxhaj, David Bencek and Alessandra Venturini (MEDAM project)


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