The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) conducts advanced research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. It aims to provide new ideas, rigorous evidence and critical thinking to inform major European and global policy debates. Learn more about us

What is the Global Compact for Migration and why are countries opposing it?

Ahead of the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration that will take place in Marrakesh on 10-11 December, Marcia Vera Espinoza, Leila Hadj-Abdou and Leiza Brumat analyse, based on their research, why so many countries decided not to endorse the pact that they negociated. Read More …

A Rising Tide? The Salience of Immigration and the Rise of Anti‐Immigration Political Parties in Western Europe

If attitudes to migration are becoming more positive, why such success for anti-immigration parties? James Dennison and Andrew Geddes argue that aspects of immigration in the last decade have activated pre‐existing opposition to immigration amongst a shrinking segment of the populations of western European states. Read More …

Can Labour Immigration Work for Refugees?

Policing Humanitarianism: EU Policies Against Human Smuggling and their Impact on Civil Society

MPC Seminar: Exploring global travel data: methodological challenges and substantive insights, 22 January 2019

Beyond Smuggling: Tunisia’s on-the-ground responses and perspectives to EU’s counter-smuggling practices, 14 January 2019