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Migration [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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European governments and societies are under pressure from an unprecedented migration crisis, which threatens to undo the EU’s free-travel Schengen area, as member states reinstate border checks to try to cope with refugees fleeing war, oppression and poverty in Syria and other parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Divisions have been emerging member-state governments as they search for solutions to slow the tide of migration, register and relocate arrived asylum-seekers, as well as plan an overhaul of the common European asylum system, which is deemed as inadequate by many analysts.

This note offers links to a series of recent commentaries and studies on migration from major international think tanks and research institutes. More papers on the same topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What think tanks are thinking’, published in early September.

Welcoming engagement: How private sponsorship can strengthen refugee resettlement in the European Union
Migration Policy Institute, December 2014

Europe and the refugee crisis: 10 side-effects
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, November 2015

How to reconcile the EU border paradox? The concurrence of refugee reception and deterrence
Institute for European Studies, November 2015

Five regional assessments of the refugee crisis
Carnegie Europe, November 2015

Broken systems: The 2014 humanitarian crisis in the United States and policy insights for Europe
German Marshall Fund, November 2015

Missing the point on migration: The EU-Africa summit
Brookings Institute, November 2015

Why Dublin ‘doesn’t work’
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, November 2015

Les réfugiés et les frontières européennes après les attentats de Paris
Institut français des relations internationales, November 2015

Migration and refugee governance in the Mediterranean: Europe and international organisations at a crossroads
Istituto Affari Internazionali, October 2015

Why was the EU not prepared for the refugee crisis and what to expect next?
European Policy Centre (EPC), October 2015

Can the new refugee relocation system work? Perils in the Dublin logic and flawed reception conditions in the EU
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), October 2015

Europe’s physical and mental walls against refugees
Carnegie Europe, October 2015

Europe must act! The refugee crisis in the eyes of young people
FutureLab Europe, EPC, October 2015

A migration crisis? Facts, challenges and possible solutions
Overseas Development Institute, October 2015

The refugee crisis in focus: towards better cooperation between Europe’s national governments
Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, October 2015

The Merkel plan: Restoring control; retaining compassion – A proposal for the Syrian refugee crisis
European Stability Initiative, October 2015

The new EU approach to relocation of refugees: Can it work, is it just?
Council on Foreign Relations, October 2015

Who are they? Two profiles of Syrian refugees
Polish Institute of International Affairs, October 2015

The educational and mental health needs of Syrian refugee children
Migration Policy Institute, October 2015

Handling the refugee influx: Between the laws, borders, and political discourses
Centar za Evropske Politike, October 2015

Populistisch oder weitsichtig? Die Haltung Ungarns in der europäischen Flüchtlingsfrage
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, October 2014

Rückzug aus der Solidarität? Die Visegrád-Länder und ihre Reserviertheit in der Flüchtlingspolitik
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), October 2015

The 2015 refugee crisis in the European Union
CEPS, September 2015

Europe’s migration crisis
Council on Foreign Relation, September 2015

EU Asylum Policy: Going beyond President Juncker’s proposal
Foundation for European Progressive Studies, September 2015

The migration crisis: A stress test for European values
Egmont, September 2015

Enhancing the Common European Asylum System and alternatives to Dublin
CEPS, September 2015

Europe’s refugee crisis: Chronicle of death foretold
Centre for European Reform, September 2015

Politique d’asile en Europe: Comment répondre aux défis venant de la Méditerranée?
Fondation Robert Schuman, September 2015

Europe’s dubious response to the refugee crisis
Hellenic Foundation for European Foreign Policy, September 2015

Zerreißprobe Flüchtlingskrise: Zwei Momentaufnahmen und das Ringen der Politik um eine Lösung
Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, September 2015

Seeking refuge in EU delegations abroad: A legal imbroglio explored
Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, September 2015

Who’s afraid of … migration? A new European narrative of migration
Istituto Affari Internazionali, September 2015

Operation Sophia: tackling the refugee crisis with military means
European Union Institute for Security Studies, September 2015

Why people don’t need to drown in the Aegean
European Stability Initiative, September 2015

Flucht und Migration: Debattenbeiträge aus den Ländern des Westbalkans
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, September 2015

Germany’s ‘refugee’ problem. The most important test for Chancellor Merkel and the grand coalition
Centre for Eastern Studies, September 2015

More to come? The refugee situation in the Middle East and the EU
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, September 2015

Border and migration management in the East: The cases of Norway and Poland
Polish Institute of International Affairs, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, September 2015

Changes in migration patterns and remittances: do females and skilled migrants remit more?
Centre d’études prospectives et d’informations internationales, September 2015

Minderjährige Asylsuchende und Flüchtlinge: das Recht auf Bildung in Österreich
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik, September 2015

Syrian refugees in Jordan confronting difficult truths
Chatham House, September 2015

Turkey’s evolving migration policies: A Mediterranean transit stop at the doors of the EU
Istituto Affari Internazionali, September 2015


6 thoughts on “Migration [What Think Tanks are thinking]

  1. useful resources! could you let the link open in a new window. thx


    Posted by daniel zwaagstra | January 19, 2016, 10:46


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