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Call for Applications: XIII Migration Summer School – Beyond the Crisis


The Migration Policy Centre is now taking applications for the 2017 edition of the Migration Summer School, which will take place at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) from 26th June – 7th July 2017. Applications are welcome from academic and practice backgrounds to create an enriching mix of postgraduate students, civil servants, international organisation practitioners, NGO workers, journalists, policy analysts and teachers from around the world. The Migration Policy Centre has a long-standing experience in organising summer schools and executive trainings. It has been selected by the European Commission (DG DEVCO) to train civil servants in Brussels and in the EU Delegations worldwide.

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Identifying challenges and developing action strategies for European asylum and migration-related policies


Refugees, immigration from third countries in general, and intra-EU mobility of workers will remain dominant issues in Europe for many years to come. How these challenges are addressed will impact Europe’s cohesion and capacity to act. The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM), developed by the MPC, the Kiel Institute for the Workd Economy and the Centre for European Studies (CEPS) and funded by Stiftung Mercator, addresses the most relevant research questions and pressing concerns of policy makers.

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REDIAL: Third European Synthesis Report


A new Research Report within the framework of the REDIAL (Return Directive DIALogue) project has been published:

REDIAL Research Report 2016/05 on Judicial Implementation of Chapter IV of the Return Directive concerning Pre-Removal Detention

The third REDIAL European Synthesis Report assesses the domestic judicial implementation of Chapter IV of Directive 2008/115 (hereinafter RD), entitled Detention for the purpose of Removal. It offers a comparative overview of how national courts from the Member States interpreted and applied Chapter IV provisions on: the adoption of pre-removal detention decision(s); legality of pre-removal detention; conditions of detention of irregular third-country nationals (TCNs), including for minors and families; and derogations from detention requirements in emergencies situations


International Workshop on Human Smuggling, 6-7-8 April 2017, University of Texas at El Paso (USA)

06 April 2017 - 08 April 2017

Last April, in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) held at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence an event on critical approaches to the facilitation of irregular migration. The “Smuggling Workshop” was the first event in many years to specifically explore the role of communities, state, and non-state actors in the facilitation of trans-border/transcontinental/trans-regional transits deemed irregular, as well as their criminalization, from an empirical, grounded perspective.

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Workshop: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance, 25-26 May 2017, European University Institute, Florence

25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

The Migration Policy Centre and the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield invite submissions for the workshop ‘Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance’ that will be held on 25-26 May 2017 at the European University Institute in Florence. The workshop is linked to the MIGPROSP project. The workshop will examine the dynamics of migration

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The Migration Policy Centre based at the European University Institute, Florence, conducts advanced research on global migration to serve migration governance needs at the European level, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society.

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