ADMIGOV aims to promote an alternative migration governance model and takes seriously the principles laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (2015), the New York Declaration (2016) and later UN documents. We study how alternative approaches to migration governance can be better designed and put into practice. However, rather than proposing a top-down study of existing migration policies, ADMIGOV studies the reality of existing polices and practices on the ground to improve migration governance in line with the principles set out by the UN.
This is the unique analytical feature of ADMIGOV. We bring together analyses of migration governance in practice and in key times and spaces and relate these analyses to the key structuring principles of migration governance as laid out by the UN. This is done to better understand the current gaps between principles and practices and in order to provide insights and recommendations for migration governance in the future.
ADMIGOV is methodologically unique. We bring analyses from along the migration ‘chain’, from entry through to exit and incorporating key issues such as labour migration, protection needs and development goals. ADMIGOV has chosen several case studies of key times and spaces in migration governance, including the Greek islands, Lebanon, and Turkey, to better understand the most important and most problematic processes at play. Additionally, through the involvement of the Danish Refugee Council, ADMIGOV has access to possibly the largest dataset on migrants on the move today. The 4Mi data of the Danish Refugee Council will give ADMIGOV access to and help us generate more data than a single research team could normally collect.
In short, ADMIGOV is designed to combine the analyses of existing policies and practices on the ground in key times and spaces with the wide- ranging 4Mi data to generate new indicators of good migration governance, helping the EU put the UN principles into practice.
The workpackage 2 team, led by Barak Kalir, has published six reports on the governance of exit from the EU: Arja Oomkens and Barak Kalir (2020) Legal and operational infrastructures of exit regimes in Europe. AdMiGov Deliverable 2.1...Details
In work package 2 on Exit our team made an overview of regular exit governance, including a) deportation, and b) voluntary assisted return. Deportation is investigated in more detail with qualitative research in Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, and Spai...Details
Patrycja Matusz and Eirini Aivaliotou present the second AdMiGov Massive Open Online Course on Circular and Temporary Migration The second ADMIGOV Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is now available here. Work package leader Patry...Details
The work package 4 team is presenting three new papers, in which they investigate how the UN protection principle is implemented on the ground in three critical situations, namely in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon: Polly Pallister-Wilki...Details
MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES The ADMIGOV Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Series can be found at the ADMIGOV media channel, with key discussions, concepts and empirical findings, made suitable for students and all who want to learn about the topic. Pr...Details
26 January 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 CET "Seasonal migrant workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Now availabe on YouTube. Chair: Patrycja Matusz, University of Wroclaw, Poland Participating researchers, presenting ca...Details
The Work package 3 team led by Patrycja Matusz has published three case studies on circular and temporary migration, with policy recommendations in the last chapters. Please read: Patrycja Matusz and Eirini Aivaliotou (2020) Circular and temporary ...Details
The Mixed Migration Centre that is part of the Danish Refugee Council, has published three 4Mi snapshots. The snapshots are based on the data gathered for ADMIGOV and provide an overview of the routes that refugees and migrants take, and the problems the...Details
The Work package 4 team has published three papers about the protection of migrants in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, based on fieldwork during the COVID-19 period in 2020. The starting point is the principle of protection as defined by the United Nation, bu...Details
Download the paper here: Pallister-Wilkins, P., A. Anastasiadou and E. Papataxiarchis (2020), Protection in Lesvos during Covid-19: A critical failure, ADMIGOV interim report (deliverable 4.1.), Mytilene: University of the Aegean. ...Details
Comparing Crises – „Migration Crises“ in the Middle East and North Africa; 27 October 2020, 13:00 - 14:30 CET. Missed it? You can watch the webinar on YouTube. The narrative of „crisis“ has been dominant in Eur...Details
Download the paper here: Deliverable 2.1 Oomkens, A. and B. Kalir (2020) Legal and operational infrastructures of exit regimes in Europe. AdMiGov Paper D2.1. Amsterdam: UvA. ...Details
Access to Europe: Governing the Entry of third-country nationals in the European Union 29 September 2020 from 13:00-14:30 CET. Missed it? You can watch the webinar on Youtube. With a view to contributing to the discussion on the EU&...Details
25 August 2020, 13:00 - 14:30 CET "How the Pandemic changed Migration Governance as we knew it" Two months after the first COVID-19 cases had been reported in China, WHO declared a pandemic on March 11th, 2020, due to the alarming levels...Details
30 June 2020, 13:00 – 14:30 CET. Missed it? You can watch the webinar on Youtube. What is the role of academic research in better understanding migration and asylum and informing policymaking in these fields? Mid-way through ea...Details
H2020 Webinar series Background A number of EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects focus on migration and asylum, issues which remain at the top of the agenda for European policymakers and publics alike. In this new webinar series...Details
Download the paper here: Deliverable 3.1 Gomes, V. and Doomernik, J. (2020) State-of -the-art on temporary labour migration schemes in Europe. AdMiGov Paper D3.1. Amsterdam:UvA. ...Details
CLICK HERE to read the call of concerned EU-researchers directed to Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission. It is a letter of concern that has been drafted and signed by a large group of researchers who work within EU-fu...Details
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Paper online: Deliverable 1.3 Lemberg-Pedersen, M., Rübner Hansen, J., and Halpern, O.J. (2020) The political economy of entry governance. AdMiGov Paper D1.3. Copenhagen: Aalborg University. ...Details
Online: Deliverable 1.2 Jeandesboz, J. (ed.), Aivaliotou, E., Matusz, P., Pallister-Wilkins, P. and Pitsikos I. (2020) Operational practices of EU entry governance at air, land and sea border. AdMiGov Paper D1.2, Brussels: ULB. ...Details
Paper online: Ogahara, Z. and Kuschminder, K. (2019) An Overview of Migration Governance in Ethiopia. Maastricht: Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University ...Details
A paper with the starting points of AdMiGov is now online, see: Pasetti, F. (2019) Measuring 'good' migration governance in turbulent times, a critical state of the art. AdMiGov Paper D7.1. Barcelona: CIDOB. ...Details
The first AdMiGov report by Julia Koopmans and Markuz Gonzalez-Beilfuss "Legal and institutional mapping of regular entry governance regimes in the European Union " is online. Download here. ...Details
Based on its research starting point, the AdMiGov team has given some recommendations to the new EU commission on 31 October 2019. ...Details
The ADMIGOV team has organised a session on the IMISCOE conference in Malmö, 26 – 28 June 2019. Chair: Anja van Heelsum. Papers by: Ayşen Üstübici, Francesco Passetti; Julia Koopmans & Markus Gonzales-Beilfuss; Martin Lemberg-Pede...Details