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February 2013

The Migration Newsletter

The Migration Policy Centre regularly publishes this newsletter to share recent developments in its research activities


In this issue: MPC Launches Website on Syrian Refugee Crisis | INTERACT | CARIM-East | CARIM-India
ACP Observatory on Migration | Know-Reset | Other News


MPC Launches Website on Syrian Refugee Crisis

The MPC is pleased to announce the launch of the website 'Syrian Refugees. A snapshot of the crisis – in the Middle East and Europe’. Officially launched on 28 January, the website brings together journalistic work and reports by researchers in countries receiving Syrian refugees. The objective of this initiative is to contribute to a better understanding of the Syrian refugee crisis by cross-fertilising two domains of expertise, academics’ and journalists’.

The website currently provides English-language resources on the EU, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and an English report on Turkey is forthcoming. For more details, click here.


The Kick-off Meeting of the INTERACT project will be held simultaneously with a Brainstorming Session at the European University Institute (Florence) on 13 and 14 March.

During the meeting, nine research topics of the project will be discussed: Education, Language, Religion, Social Interaction, Labour Market Outcomes, Political Participation, Access to Nationality, Civic Participation and Residential Integration.

These themes, all thoroughly researched and debated among scholars in the receiving country, will be further developed to account for the role of the countries and communities of origin.

The INTERACT project is co-financed by the European Union


Executive Training “Migration in the EU and its Neighbourhood”

Organized in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum in co-operation with the Global Governance Programme (GGP) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) through the Prague Process Targeted Initiative.

Faithful to its commitment as a venue for the dialogue between academia and policy makers, the MPC organized an Executive Training on the 21 - 23 January 2013 at the European University Institute (EUI). Thirty civil servants from the Eastern Partnership countries participated in this intensive three day programme, which offered broad possibilities to analyse and discuss various issues pertaining to migration in the EU and its Neighbourhood including the interactions of the regions of origin and the regions of destination; migration policies and the regulation of migration; and processes of integration. The training was followed by a workshop on “Data Gathering and Analysis” for the Purpose of Development of Migration Profiles. For more details, click here.

The CARIM-East project is co-financed by the European Union


Eight new thematic and country reports are now available on the CARIM-India website. The new studies highlight various pertinent issues including irregular migration from India to the EU, comparison of existing legal regimes relating to the entry of international students in the EU, Indian immigration in Spain and a study of the Indian community in Portugal. For more details, click here.

The CARIM-India project is co-financed by the European Union

ACP Observatory on Migration

The ACP Observatory on Migration is organizing its fourth Academic Advisory Board meeting on 26-28 February 2013 at the University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. The objective is to identify the most innovative ideas and to discuss the challenges and lessons learnt from the studies. On this occasion, MPC’s coordinated research study on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Haiti will also be available.

The ACP Observatory on Migration is an initiative of the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States, empowered by the IOM and funded by the EU with the financial support of Switzerland.


The country of first asylum report for Kenya is now available on the KNOW-RESET website. Furthermore, the country profiles for Belgium, Portugal and Czech Republic are also published online.

The Know Reset project is co-financed by the European Union


Other News

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In the framework of the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (EUI), the Academy of Global Governance (AGG) is conducting an Executive Training Seminar on the issue of ‘Cultural Diversity: Advantage or Liability?’. The training will be held on 6-8 May 2013 at the EUI and the deadline for the applications is 1 March 2013.

To access the programme of the Training Seminar and the Registration Form, click here.

The Academy of Global Governance does not charge any fee. Trainees selected will be offered a welcome dinner, and all lunches during the executive training days.

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