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Contain, Distribute, Obstruct. Governing the Mobility of Asylum Seekers in the European Union

Contain, Distribute, Obstruct. Governing the Mobility of Asylum Seekers in the European Union

Objective

CONDISOBS aims to strengthen the professional profile of the researcher through the design, management and implementation of an individual research project, as well as through advanced training in research methods and transferable skills. The project will provide a unique and comprehensive analysis of the three key measures that were undertaken after the “refugee crisis” to govern asylum seekers’ mobility in the EU, which is to say hotspots, relocation, and border controls. More specifically, it aims to understand whether hotspots have succeeded in containing incoming migrants in the first country of entry and whether relocation schemes and the strengthening of border controls have reduced “secondary movements” of asylum seekers within the EU. This will be achieved through an extensive, multi-sited qualitative study focusing on three aspects. The first concerns the functioning of hotspots in Greece and Italy and their ability to register all incoming migrants and channel them to the relevant administrative procedure. The second relates to the practical difficulties encountered by Greek and Italian authorities to relocate people, as well as the trajectories of those who were relocated to Luxembourg and Lithuania. The third deals with the effects of the reintroduction of border controls in three strategic border points that are commonly used by migrants to leave Italy (Bardonecchia, Brenner, and Ventimiglia). With its findings, the study will contribute to current debates on the reform of the Common European Asylum System by providing policy recommendations based on solid empirical evidence, which will be communicated through a comprehensive dissemination plan targeting both academic and non-academic audiences. Thanks to its manifold focus on research, training, project management and dissemination, CONDISOBS will thus represent a key stage in the career of the researcher, while also broadening the research base and networking opportunities of the host institution.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Address

2 Avenue De L'Universite
4365 Esch-Sur-Alzette

Luxembourg

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 166 320

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 838722

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 166 320

  • EU contribution

    € 166 320

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg