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Mediterranean Migration Research Programme

About

The Mediterranean Migration Research Programme is an ESRC-funded programme that was launched in response to the on-going migration crisis in Europe. The ESRC has provided £1 million to support leading UK social scientists to conduct research with migrant and refugee populations who have entered Europe across the Mediterranean. Co-funded by the Department for International Development, the Mediterranean Migration Research Programme provides evidence to inform the development of policy and responses by governments, European agencies, and charities.

Eight projects from across the UK are being funded under the ESRC’s Urgency Grants Mechanism. This website collects and presents outputs, news, and events from all eight projects within the Programme.

For a brief overview of the eight projects that are part of the MMRP, see our Projects page.

News

July 2018: Crossing the Med Principal Investigator Dr Vicki Squire has written an article for Studies in Social Justice titled ‘Mobile solidarities and precariousness at City Plaza: beyond vulnerable and disposable lives.

July 2018: Principal Investigator for the Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat project, Dr Vicki Squire, has written an article on regional disembarkation platforms for The Conversation.

May 2018: The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies published articles by principal investigators Brad Blitz, Heaven Crawley, Elspeth Guild, Vicki Squire, Antonis Vradis, among others. The Special Issue is titled Against the Evidence: Europe's Migration Challenge and the Failure to Protect. The articles can be read on our Outputs page.

March 2018: Crossing the Med Principal Investigator Dr Vicki Squire has written an article for The British Journal of Politics and International Relations titled ‘Researching precarious migrations: Qualitative strategies towards a positive transformation of the politics of migration.'

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Recent Research Outputs

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Refugee Reception and Integration

Mediterranean Migration Research Programme Policy Briefings, July 2017

Improving Policy for Search and Rescue of Migrants in the Mediterranean and Identifying the Dead

Mediterranean Migration Research Programme Policy Briefings, July 2017

Dynamics of Migration Across the Mediterranean

Mediterranean Migration Research Programme Policy Briefings, July 2017

Civil Society Responses to the 'Migration Crisis'

Mediterranean Migration Research Programme Policy Briefings, July 2017

Mapping Refugee Reception in the Mediterranean: First Report

by EVI-MED project, 16 June 2017

Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Meditarranean'

by Crossing the Med Sea by boat project, 30 May 2017

Crossing the Mediterannean Sea by boat: Final Project Report

by Crossing the Mediterannean Sea by boat Project, 4 May 2017

Hotspot Politics- or, when the EU state gets real

by Joe Painter, Evie Papada, Anna Papoutsi and Antonis Vradis. Published in Political Geography, March 7, 2017.

Unauthorised migration beyond structure/agency? Acts, interventions, effects

by Vicki Squire, Crossing the Med Project. Published in Politics (early view online).

Border Control and the Precarious Lives of Migrants in Italy

MEDMIG Project, Border Criminologies, 12 December 2016

Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Second Evidence Brief

Crossing the Med Project, 1 December 2016

Mediterranean Missing Project Film (Subtitles available: Arabic and Italian)

Mediterranean Missing Project. 30 November 2016

Flags flying up a Trial Must: reflections on the Hotspot Mechanism in Mytilene.

Transcapes Project, 8 November 2016

To see all publications, please take a look at the Outputs page.

Events

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To see more upcoming and past events, have a look at the MMRP calendar page.