Eurochildren meets Keir Starmer

Originally posted on EU families & Eurochildren in Brexiting Britain:
During his visit to the University of Birmingham on 7 February, Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer met with Nando Sigona and the other Birmingham-based UK in a Changing Europe research projects. Eurochildren director presented some interim findings from the project, in particular concerning…

Global migration and social change – new book series

Originally posted on Postcards from …:
Delighted to announce the launch of a new book series on “Global migration and social change” edited by me and Alan Gamlen of the Hugo Center for Migration and Population Research at the University of Adelaide, Australia. The series is published by the University of Bristol’s Policy Press and aims…

It’s the culture, stupid! Or is it?

By Thomas Hylland Eriksen The events in Cologne have sparked controversies across Europe. This time, the topic is not the economic and social costs of the refugee crisis, but questions concerning culture and gender. We need a proper language in which to address these issues.  There is no simple answer as to what exactly happened…

Is a distribution key system the solution to the EU’s refugee crisis?

Originally posted on Postcards from …:
by Nando Sigona The Dublin regulation in its three incarnations has attracted plenty of criticism on various grounds and from various statutory and non-statutory actors – the most noticeable perhaps being it is a system that impact unevenly on EU member states, with countries at the EU’s southern border particularly exposed because…

IRiS awarded ESRC funding to carry out research into migration crisis

In response to the on-going migration crisis the ESRC is providing £1 million to support leading UK social scientists to conduct research with migrant and refugee populations who have entered Europe across the Mediterranean. Eight projects from across the UK are being funded under the ESRC’s Urgency Grants Mechanism. This is the first time the…