MEDMIG team publishes new book
What is it like to travel to Europe over land and sea in order to secure a future for yourself and your family? Why are so many people willing to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean? What are their hopes and fears? And why is Europe, one of the richest regions of the world, unable to cope?
Drawing on compelling first-hand accounts from 500 people who arrived on the shores of Europe in 2015, this important new book written by the MEDMIG team (www.medmig.info) and published by Policy Press unpacks their routes, experiences and decisions. It provides a framework for understanding the dynamics underpinning recent unprecedented levels of migration across, and loss of life in, the Mediterranean, casting new light on the ‘migration crisis’ and challenging politicians, policy makers and the media to rethink their understanding of why and how people move.
The book is available at https://policypress.co.uk/unravelling-europes-migration-crisis
1 August: Crossing the Med Principal Investigator Dr Vicki Squire has written an article for the August 2017 Special Issue of Politics on the subject of Irregular Migration and the Politics of Agency.
11 July: Crossing the Med Principal Investigator Dr Vicki Squire has written an article for World Politics Review titled ‘Why the EU’s Approach to Curbing Migration is Doomed to Fail.’
05 July: The Mediterranean Migration Research Programme publishes a Policy Briefing: Refugee Reception and Integration
05 July:The Mediterranean Migration Research Programme publishes a Policy Briefing: Improving Policy for Search and Rescue of Migrants in the Mediterranean and Identifying the Dead.
05 July: The Mediterranean Migration Research Programme publishes a Policy Briefing: Dynamics of Migration Across the Mediterranean
05 July: The Mediterranean Migration Research Programme publishes a Policy Briefing: Civil Society Responses to the 'Migration Crisis'
21 June : Brad Blitz from the EVI-MED project presents evidence from the MMRP at the European Parliament.
16 June: EVI-MED project published its first report 'Mapping Refugee Reception in the Mediterranean'.
30 May: Crossing the Med project published 'Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Meditarranean' in the Conversation.
4 April: Bookings for the Crossing the Med Project's Launch Event in Brussels of its final report and online story map are now open. Find more information and register online here.
30 March: Nando Sigona from the MEDMIG project podcasts on migrant journeys, hosted by MOAS.
15 March: Transitory Lives will hold a workshop to disseminate research findings at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London.
8 March: The MEDMIG Project has been shortlisted for the Guardian University Awards.
8 March: Hotspot Politics, - or when the EU state gets real, by the Transcapes Team was published today on Political Geography.
28 February: The Who Are We? Project's programme at the Tate Modern is now available online, including events by the Crossing the Med Project on 14-15 March.
24 February: Bookings are open for the Crossing the Med symposium "Dead Reckoning / Crossing the Med: Thinking and Feeling Migration Differently" at the Tate Modern on 15 March.
13 February: Vicki Squire (Crossing the Med Project) discusses project findings on the Voice of Islam Radio.
10 February: Information on the LSE event "Migrant Deaths at European borders: states' duties to identify and the rights of families to know" on 22 March are available now.
18 January: Bookings are open for a screening of "Precarious Trajectories: Voices from the Mediterranean Migration Crisis" (Precarious Trajectory Project) in Coventry, followed by a Q&A with Simon Parker (Precarious Trajectories), Vicki Squire (Crossing the Med), and Myria Georgiou.
17 January: Heaven Crawley (MEDMIG Project) presents on "Between Conflict and Survival: Unravelling the drivers of migration across the Mediterranean in 2015" at the University of London.
11 January: Nando Sigona (MEDMIG Project) presents on "Navigating the Central Mediterranean: experiences, discourses and responses" at SOAS, London.
19 December: The article "Unauthorised migration beyond structure/agency? Acts, interventions, effects" by Vicki Squire (Crossing the Med Project) is published by Politics.
12 December: The article "Border Control and the Precarious Lives of Migrants in Italy" by Simon McMahon (MEDMIG Project) is published on the Border Criminologies blog.
1 December: The Crossing the Med project launches a new policy brief, presenting findings and suggestions based on research in Athens, Berlin, Istanbul, and Rome.
30 November: The Mediterranean Missing project releases a film highlighting their research findings on those missing at sea and their families.
18 November: The multimedia installation 'I am human: precarious trajectories' opens at Goldsmiths University.
11 November: The Crossing the Med project holds a project workshop presenting research findings in Athens.
11 November: Bookings are now open for a Precarious Trajectories event 'I am human: precarious journeys' in Goldsmiths University on November 18.
08 November: The commentary Flags Flying up a Trial Mast: Reflections on the Hotspot Mechanism in Mytilene by the Transcapes project is published by Environment and Planning D:Society and Space.
03 November: The MEDMIG project publishes its final report: Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015 and presents it at an event in Brussels.
03 November: The article "As long as people are pushed to flee their homes for Europe, smuggling networks will remain a necessity" by the MEDMIG project is published by the Conversation.
02 November: The article "No direct flight: new maps show the fragmented journeys of migrants and refugees to Europe" by the MEDMIG project is published by the Conversation.
27 October: Bookings are now open for a Crossing the Med project workshop in Athens on 11 November. You can find more information here.
24 October: The article "After the Calais Jungle: is there a long-term solution? Views from France and Britain" (co-written by the MEDMIG project) is published by the Conversation.
17 October: The article "Humanitarian Corridors: beyond political gesture" by the Crossing the Med project is published by openDemocracy.
14 October: Bookings are open for a screening of "Precarious Trajectories: Voices from the Mediterranean Migration Crisis" on October 25 in York.
12 October: Heaven Crawley (MEDMIG Project) joins Reece Jones and a panel of experts to discuss security, borders and the refugee crisis.
7 October: Bookings are now open for the final report launch of the MEDMIG project in Brussels. You can find more information here.
5 October: The article "Flights to Italy for refugees offer a humanitarian way forward for Europe" by the Crossing the Med Project is published by the Conversation.
30 September: The articles "Spaces of transit, migration management and migrant agency" and "Refugees, displacement, and the European ‘politics of exhaustion’" by the Documenting Migration project are published by openDemocracy.
29 September: The article "Post-humanitarianism in situ: Moria in flames" by the Transcapes project is published by openDemocracy.
28 September: The Mediterranean Missing project hosts a launch event for their Italy country reports in Rome.
24 September: The article "Theresa May, this is not a ‘crisis of migration’, but a crisis of inhumanity" by the Precarious Trajectories project is published by openDemocracy.
22 September: The Mediterranean Missing project summarises its main message in a short video clip published by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
22 September: The article “Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a ‘test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it?” by the MEDMIG Project is published by The Conversation.
21 September: The Transitory Lives project publishes a new blog post “Tension in the Moria hotspot” on their website.
20 September: The MEDMIG project presents project findings at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants.
19 September: The MEDMIG project publishes two new research briefs on “Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU” and “Boat Migration across the Central Mediterranean.”
19 September: MMRP academics issue a statement calling on delegates to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants
15 September: Dr Sue Clayton (Precarious Trajectories Project) and Dr Nando Sigona (MEDMIG project) present at the Uncertain Journeys Symposium at Goldsmiths.
13 September: The Documenting Migration project publishes their main findings in the CEPS article "Documenting the Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean: Spaces of Transit, Migration Management and Migrant Agency."
7 September: Dr Simon Parker of the Precarious Trajectories project is featured in an expert interview on UNICEF's Research Watch website.
6 September: Prof Heaven Crawley of the MEDMIG project is interviewed by BBC Radio 5.
31 August: The Mediterranean Missing project publishes new country reports on Greece (short and long versions), a study on the situation of families of the missing, a report on the obligations on states arising from International Human Rights Law, and two legal memos on Greece and on Italy.
30 August: The Mediterranean Missing project launches a new summary report on their project findings.
26 August: The Transitory Lives Project publishes the blog post 'Messages from Lesbos B’ – Solidarity gives way to intolerance' on their website
3 August: The piece "Fleeing Europe?" by the Crossing the Med Project is published on openDemocracy.
30 June: A new briefing note is published by the Missing Migrants Project.
29 June: The Documenting Migration Project hosts an event in Brussels, co-organised with CEPS.
20 and 22 June: The Transitory Lives Project successfully holds two local symposia in Messina (Italy) and Athens (Greece). The project's policy recommendations and a brief on its fieldwork will be published shortly.
20 June: The Precarious Trajectories Project celebrates the world premier of their documentary ‘Precarious Trajectories: Voices from the Mediterranean Migration Crisis’.
16 June: The piece "Warfare on the logistics of migrant movements" by the Documenting Migration Project is published by openDemocracy.
15 June: The MEDMIG project hosts a policy roundtable in Athens.
14 June: The article “City Plaza: A way forward for the European ‘migration crisis’?” by the Crossing the Med Project is published by openDemocracy.
30 May: The article "Concentric cages: the hotspots of Lesvos after the EU-Turkey agreement" by the Documenting Migration Project is published by openDemocracy.
10 May: The scholars of the Mediterranean Migration Research Programme publish an open letter on the UN Refugee Global Compact on openDemocracy.