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De-centring the Study of Migrant Returns and Readmission Policies in Europe and Beyond

Objective

GAPs is a comprehensive study on the drivers of return policies and barriers/enablers in international cooperation on returns. The project examines the disconnects between expectations of return policies and their actual outcomes by de-centering the dominant, one-sided understanding of “return policymaking.” GAPs will: a) scrutinize the shortcomings of the EU’s governance of returns with both its internal and external dimensions; b) analyse enablers and barriers of international cooperation c) shed light on the perspectives of migrants themselves to understand their knowledge of return policies, aspirations and experiences. By taking a close look at governance, cooperation and actor’s agency, the project is able to suggest new avenues for international cooperation, develop recommendations for stakeholders and explore alternative pathways to returning migrants. The project combines its decentering approach with three innovative concepts: a focus on return migration infrastructures that enable GAPs to analyze governance fissures; an analysis of return migration diplomacy to understand how relations among EU MSs and with third countries hinder cooperation on returns; and a trajectory approach that uses a socio-spatial and temporal lens to understand migrant agency. The project achieves its aims via multi-disciplinary, qualitative and quantitative comparative research in 11 countries in Europe, Africa and the broader Middle East (including Afghanistan). The project involves wide-ranging and innovative impacts, including the creation of interactive data repository on returns, a return cooperation index, return governance indicators, policy briefs and workshops, the formation of stakeholder expert panels, a digital storytelling and video series, the launching of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as well as open access policy and scholarly publications.

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 727 500,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

BICC - BONN INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONFLICT STUDIES GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 675 375,00
Address
Pfarrer-byns-strasse 1
53121 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 406 552,50
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
OZYEGIN UNIVERSITESI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 202 750,00
Address
Nisantepe Mah Orman Sok 34 36
34794 Alemdag Cekmekoy Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HAMMURABI HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION
Iraq
Net EU contribution
€ 124 750,00
Address
Baghdad Al Harithiya Al Kindi District Q 213 St 9
Baghdad

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SVENSKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUTET I ISTANBUL
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 166 000,00
Address
Skeppargatan 8
114 52 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
HASHEMITE UNIVERSITY
Jordan
Net EU contribution
€ 87 250,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO KOINONIKON EREVNON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 185 625,00
Address
Odos Kratinou 9 And Athinas
105 52 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSOCIATION MIGRATION INTERNATIONALE - AMI
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 95 625,00
Address
Insea Avenue Allal Al Fassi Madinat Al Irfan Agdal
10100 Rabat

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Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
RYERSON UNIVERSITY
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 107 500,00
Address
Victoria Street 350
M5B 2K3 Toronto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
Nigeria
Net EU contribution
€ 115 000,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
BILIM ORGANIZATION FOR RESEARCH AND SOCIAL STUDIES
Afghanistan
Net EU contribution
€ 120 250,00
Address
House Nulber 167 Lane 3 Phase A District 10
1053 Kabul

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 144 925,00
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MIGRATION MATTERS EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 81 047,50
Address
Jenaer Strasse 30
10717 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
University of Sousse
Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 109 375,00
Address
Rue Khalifa El Karoui Sahloul
4000 Sousse

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SPIA UG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 42 500,00
Address
Teltower Damm 283
14167 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data