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Migration into the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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At the European Council meeting of 23 June 2017, European Union Heads of State or Government agreed to strengthen efforts to reduce irregular migration flows on the central Mediterranean route, notably by speeding up training, equipping the Libyan coast guard and improving cooperation with countries of migration origin. However, the European Council made limited progress on reforming the Common European Asylum System, with the migration debate clouded by refusal of some central and eastern European countries to accept refugees under the existing quotas.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and studies on migration from major international think-tanks and research institutes. Earlier papers on the same topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are thinking’, published in February 2017.

Sharing responsibility for refugees and expanding legal migration
Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2017

An Australian ‘model’ for the EU’s migration crisis?
European Policy Centre, June 2017

Don’t close borders, manage them: How to improve EU policy on migration through Libya
European Council on Foreign Relations, June 2017

Entre vieillissement et migrations: La difficile équation allemande
Institut français des relations internationales, June 2017

Weathering crisis, forging ahead: Swedish asylum and integration policy
Migration Policy Institute, June 2017

In search of common values amid large-scale immigrant integration pressures
Migration Policy Institute, June 2017

Syria shows it’s time to take climate migration seriously
Friends of Europe, June 2017

Turkey and the EU: Perpetual crisis or restricted cooperation?
German Marshall Fund, June 2017

Global migration governance and mixed flows
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, June 2017

Zwänge und Spielräume für eine europäische Grenz- und Flüchtlingspolitik
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, June 2017

Understanding public attitudes towards refugees and migrants
Overseas Development Institute, Chatham House, June 2017

The myth of return: The market of symbolic policies
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, June 2017

Tackling irregular migration through development: A flawed approach?
European Policy Centre, May 2017

Focus on refugees risks neglecting the internally displaced
Chatham House, May 2017

Europe’s forgotten refugee crisis
Centre for European Reform, May 2017

Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Threat of Terrorism: An extraordinary threat?
Danish Institute for International Studies, May 2017

Asylum detention in Europe: State of play and ways forward
Notre Europe, May 2017

What happens after finding refuge? The integration of Syrian refugees in Germany and Turkey
Instituto Affari Internazionali, May 2017

Sharing the responsibility or shifting the focus? The responses of the EU and the Visegrad countries to the post-2015 arrival of migrants and refugees
Instituto Affari Internazionali, May 2017

The new Frontex and the future of Schengen: A brick fortress, or a castle made of sand?
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, May 2017

Libya: The strategy that wasn’t
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2017

Migration and integration: A cost-benefit analysis
Friends of Europe, April 2017

Europe’s role in North Africa: Development, investment and migration
Bruegel, April 2017

Immigration, a consensual issue in the French presidential campaign?
Clingendael, April 2017

Why the EU should terminate accession negotiations with Turkey
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2017

Global migration governance im Zeitalter gemischter Wanderungen: Folgerungen für eine entwicklungsorientierte Migrationspolitik
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, April 2017

The refugee debate in Central and Eastern Europe: Can the EU-Turkey deal survive without intra EU convergence on relocation and resettlement?
Istituto Affari Internazionali, April 2017

The EU’s external migration policy: Towards win-win-win partnerships
Jacques Delors Institute, Berlin, April 2017

Implementation of the 2015 Council Decisions establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and of Greece
Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2017

What role for the EU in the UN negotiations on a Global Compact on Migration?
Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2017

Mapping the migration challenges in the EU transit and destination countries
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS, Institute of World Economics, March 2017

Rebuilding after crisis: Embedding refugee integration in migration management systems
Migration Policy Institute, March 2017

Improving the labour market integration of migrants and refugees: Empowering cities through better use of EU instruments
Migration Policy Institute, March 2017

Listen to Us, too! Flight, migration, and integration from the perspective of NGOs in the Visegrad region
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, March 2017

Migration along the Central Mediterranean route
Clingendael, March 2017

Will Europe follow Trump on migration?
Carnegie Europe, March 2017

Gender inequality and integration of non-EU migrants in the EU
Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2017

Improving the responses to the migration and refugee crisis in Europe
Bruegel, February 2017

The EU deal with Libya on migration: A question of fairness and effectiveness
European Council on Foreign Relations, February 2017

Making waves: Implications of the irregular migration and refugee situation on official development assistance spending and practices in Europe
European Centre for Development Policy Management, February 2017


Read this briefing on ‘Migration into the EU‘ in PDF.


Visit the European Parliament page on ‘Migration in Europe‘.

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