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refugee protection

A new response to one of the ethical dilemmas at our ‘Dilemmas’ project

T. Alexander Aleinikoff and David Owen provide an answer to all the criticism regarding their kick-off paper “Refugee Protection: ‘Here’ or ‘There’?” on ‘Dilemmas’ project. Introduction We are grateful for the engagement of the commentators with our original paper and Read More …

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We have released a new MPC activity report that provides an overview of the 2021!

Message from the Director I am very happy to welcome you to the Annual Activity Report for 2021 of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute. Our work here in MPC is organised across three main areas: research; Read More …

ethnic clustering schools

Watch the video of seminar that discussed ethnic clustering in schools and early career outcomes

The seminar discussed how ethnic clustering during compulsory schooling affects post-compulsory educational outcomes among ethnic minority students. The impacts of students’ exposure to foreign language speakers and speakers of their own foreign language on their educational tracks are examined, so Read More …

global compact

Check out a new policy brief on externalization policy in Europe

The end of 2021 marked three years since the adoption of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), an international non-legally binding framework for ‘predictable and equitable responsibility sharing’ to refugee situations, and two years since the first Global Read More …

temporary protection directive

M.I.Ciğer presented her research at the Hearing ‘The implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive in the EU’

Meltem İneli Ciğer has presented ‘The implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive in the EU’ research in association with the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on the 7th of November, 2022. The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Read More …

public attitudes to immigration

Check out a new working paper about the public attitudes toward immigration

Introduction Immigration is among voters’ top concerns when asked about the main challenges for their country or other political entities such as the European Union (e.g. Commission, 2019a,b). Public attitudes toward immigration are becoming art of a new political cleavage Read More …

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Activation of the Temporary Protection Directive in 2022: Ukraine Invasion

Introduction The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February 2022 and led to large-scale displaced persons. To protect Ukraine people fleeing the invasion, the Council unanimously adopted the Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022  giving those fleeing war in Read More …

right wing victory italy elections

Article in Washington Post with contribution from our professor Andrew Geddes on Italian elections and it’s affect to the migration in Italy

For years, Giorgia Meloni has railed against migration policies of Italy, calling them overly lenient and saying they risk turning the country into the “refugee camp of Europe.” Now that she is presumed next prime minister of Italy, migration is Read More …


A new blog post talks about a ‘tone-checking’ as a way to reduce the systemic Islamophobia in media

The contrast in attitudes toward refugees from Ukraine in 2022 compared to those from Syria in 2015 is stark and notable. While a range of factors shape this difference, the media’s portrayal of Muslims and Islam undoubtedly plays a role. Scholars Read More …