Multiple crises? The many faces of migration and reception systems in the Mediterranean.

Monday 19 June 2017
Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

Between 2015 and 2016 more than one million people crossed the Mediterranean, Many fleeing war and persecution. The reception of refugees and migrants has been a major plank of EU policy. This event reports on the findings of the EVI-MED project, an 18 month study which seeks to map and evaluate reception systems in the Mediterranean.
Drawing upon survey data of 750 people in Greece, Italy, and Malta and interviews with migrants and a diverse range of national and international stakeholders, this event presents an independent systematic assessment of the ways in which the EU and its partners have sought to handle the reception of unprecedented numbers refugees and migrants and their responses.

To download the event’s programme click here

To download the first EVI MED report click here

For further information about the EVI MED project click here.

International Summer Course 2017

Migration and Europe:
borders, mobility and the future of the EU

3 -7 July, 2017, Middlesex University, London
For information, programme and registrations click here.

The Summer Course is a joint effort of Middlesex University, the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of some major and interconnected issues concerning European migration and mobility. Specifically, the course is divided into five themes:

  1. The challenges to intra-EU mobility and the fragmentation of the European space
  2. Third country nationals: economic and legal perspectives in a reshaping Europe
  3. Refugees in Europe: new solutions or permanent crisis?
  4. Media and political discourses: mainstreaming xenophobia
  5. Rethinking the European space: the role of NGOs and civil society

These themes will be examined from a range of disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology and political science. Classes will be given by professors and professionals in the field of migration, citizenship and refugee studies from different European universities and organizations and will be complemented by practical exercises, discussions and research activities.

For information, programme and registrations click here.


IMISCOE Spring Conference 2017

The Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data Production

17 February 2017, Middlesex University, London

[Registration is now closed!]

The theme of the 2017 IMISCOE Spring Conference is the ‘Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data Production’. It is based on the premise that categories form the backbone of policies through which they define the conditions of mobility and the concomitant set of entry, residence, economic and social rights as well orient research and data production. Continue reading

2nd Kurdish Migration Conference – CFP

Kurdish Migration Conference 2017
Globalisation, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging

June 15-16, 2017, Middlesex University, London, UK

Call for papers – Deadline: March 1st, 2017

Following the success of the first international Kurdish migration conference (KMC) held in 2016 at Middlesex University (London) and the strong interest and participation by the international scholarly community, the 2nd KMC will be held at Middlesex University on 15 and 16 June 2017.

The call for papers and panels is now open.
For further information visit the KMC2017 page (click here)

CFP: IMISCOE Spring Conference 2017

Deadline 4 November 2016

The 2017 edition of the IMISCOE Spring Conferece will be held at Middlesex University, London, on 17 February 2017. The theme of this edition will be: “the Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data Production”.

The full-day conference will consist of a plenary presentation by Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration and Director of the OpenSpace Research Centre, Open University, UK, and three sets of parallel sessions. Papers may be grouped as panel of 3-4 paper or as individual papers with an abstract of 200 words per paper.

These should be submitted by 4 November 2016 to:
Notification of accepted panels and papers will be sent out by 24 November 2016.

For further information visit the IMISCOE website.

IMISCOE is Europe’s largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The network involves 36 member institutes and over 500 scholars from all over Europe and focuses on comparative research, publications, the organization of events, PhD training and awards and communication.


Frontiere, Accoglienza e Diritti

Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo, 5/7/2016

 Frontiere Accoglienza e Diritti – Operatori, giuristi e ricercatori a confronto
(Frontiers, Reception and Rights – Knowledge Exchange event for practitioners, lawyers and researchers – EVI-MED Event – In Italian)

Questa giornata di lavoro e dialogo è promossa nell’ambito del progetto internazionale di ricerca ‘EVI-MED’ condotto dalla Middlesex University di Londra in collaborazione con Borderline Sicilia e l’Università degli Studi di Palermo – Clinica Legale per i Diritti Umani.

L’evento è aperto a tutti, ma si richiede la registrazione online.
(Tutti i partecipanti registrati riceveranno un voucher individuale per il pranzo presso ‘Moltivolti’)

Per informazioni ed iscrizioni clicca qui.

Per scaricare la locandina e il programma dell’evento clicca qui


Refugee reception and humanitarian protection in Greece and Italy: evidence from the ground


June 22nd, Thessaloniki, Greece

“EVI-MED – Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations” seeks to conduct data collection  of migrant flows and experiences of the reception system  and essential analysis on the Mediterranean migration crisis and to make these swiftly and publicly available to policymakers, practitioners, migrant community support organisations, and the research community”

This seminar presents initial results from the EVI-MED project after the first wave of surveys in Greece and Italy and seeks to situate it within the wider context of asylum policy, humanitarian assistance and the reception system in Greece.

To see the full programme and to book a place, visit the EventBrite page.

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