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 …

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

MPC Seminar: All that glitters is not gold: The limits of progressive refugee protection in Latin America, 15 January 2019

Brazil elections 2018: how will Bolsonaro’s victory affect migration policy in Brazil and South America?

The governance of migration and diversity in cities