MEDMIG Final report launch

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Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis

In 2015 over one million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. Thousands died along the way. We seek to better understand these unprecedented movements in the region by examining the journeys, motivations and aspirations of people in Italy, Greece, Malta and Turkey.

The MEDMIG project is led by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham (UK), the University of Oxford (UK), ELIAMEP (Greece), FIERI (Italy), People for Change Foundation (Malta) and Yasar University (Turkey). It is part of the ‘Mediterranean Migration Research Programme’ which has been established through the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) £1 million ‘Urgency Grant’, co-funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).

Refugees, migrants, neither, both (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

Refugees, migrants, neither, both (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

July 19, 2017

Refugees, migrants, neither, both: categorical fetishism and the politics of bounding in Europe’s ‘migration crisis’ Heaven Crawley and Dimitris Skleparis Abstract: The use of the categories ‘refugee’...
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Italy’s bluff to close its ports to migrant boats heightens tensions in the Mediterranean

Italy’s bluff to close its ports to migrant boats heightens tensions in the Mediterranean

July 4, 2017

Simon McMahon, Research Fellow, Coventry University Tensions in European politics around the arrival of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea escalated in late June as the Italian government suggested...
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Rome mayor’s anti-migrant stance signals shift further to right for Italy’s Five Star Movement

Rome mayor’s anti-migrant stance signals shift further to right for Italy’s Five Star Movement

June 21, 2017

Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, believes the Italian capital is facing ...
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NGOs under attack for saving too many lives in the Mediterranean

NGOs under attack for saving too many lives in the Mediterranean

March 19, 2017

Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham European politicians and media have accused non-governmental organisations...
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A Threat on Migration That May Prove to Be Empty

A Threat on Migration That May Prove to Be Empty

March 15, 2017

MEDMIG research has been cited by the New York Times
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MEDMIG research into Mediterranean migration crisis up for ‘impact’ award

MEDMIG research into Mediterranean migration crisis up for ‘impact’ award

March 9, 2017

The MEDMIG team, led by Coventry University, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by The Guardian for the impact of its research shedding light on the dynamics of Europe’s migration crisis. Th...
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For more information contact the team at CTPSR

Email: info.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 1182


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