Advancing Alternative Migration Governance

Publications, Papers, Policy Briefs, Snapshots and Video


Work package reports and deliverables present the main empirical findings regarding the key topics of the respective work packages

The governance of Entry (work package 1)

The governance of Exit (work package 2)

Circular and temporary labour migration in Europe (work package 3)

The UN’s Protection principle on the ground in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon (work package 4)

The UN’s Protection principle for people on the move (work package 5)

The UN’s Sustainable development principle on the ground in Mali, Ethiopia, Turkey and Lebanon (work package 6)

Indicators of ‘good’ migration governance (work package 7)



The governance of Exit (work package 2)


The UN’s Protection principle on the ground in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon (work package 4)


The UN’s Sustainable development principle on the ground in Mali, Ethiopia, Turkey and Lebanon (work package 6)

Indicators of ‘good’ migration governance (work package 7)


Policy recommendations on current issues and policy briefs from the respective work packages, targeted at policy makers

targeted at policy makers



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. Production: Baris Ozcan and Dr. Ayşen Üstübici 
  1. Introduction Anja van Heelsum introduces the overall ideas of the project Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (1,24 minutes)  
  2. Work package 1 MOOC on Entry Governance full version (33 minutes) with Julien Jeandesboz from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Belgium. You can also see the MOOC in four episodes:
    • Episode 1 Julien Jeandesboz, introduces the first work package of ADMIGOV: the Governance of Entry (6,43 minutes).
    • Episode 2: Patterns of Entry in the EU (14,43 minutes)
    • Episode 3 The Law of Entry Julien Jeandesboz explains the law of entry in the EU. The team made an institutional and legal mapping of regular entry governance (6,30 minutes)
    • Episode 4   Julien Jeandesboz explains EU entry in practice. The team has investigated three on-the-ground situations: a sea border (the island of Lesvos in Greece), a land border (the Terespol/Brest border crossing between Belarus and Poland), and an air border (the Brussels National Airport).  (7,44 minutes)
  1. Work package 2 MOOC on the Governance of Exit (36 minutes) with the works package leader Barak Kalir of the University of Amsterdam presents, together with Arja Oomkens (University of Amsterdam), Talitha Dubow (University of Maastricht) and Markus Gonzales Beilfuss (University of Barcelona).You can also see the MOOC in four episodes:
    • Episode 1:  Barak Kalir: introducing the governance of Exit (7:42 minutes)
    • Episode 2:  Arja Oomkens: mapping existing Exit regimes (6:27 minutes)
    • Episode 3:  Talitha Dubow: sustainable return and reintegration (15:15 minutes)
    • Episode 4:  Markus Gonzales Beilfuss: alternative policies to pre-removal detention (3:55 minutes)
    • Episode 5:  Markus Gonzales Beilfuss: legal pathways to regularization (3:47 minutes)
  1. Work package 3 MOOC on Temporary and Circular Migration (22 minutes) with Patrycja Matusz and Eirini Aivaliotou (University of Wroclaw)
  2. Work package 4/5 MOOC on Protection in the Borderlands of Europe (32:25 minutes) with Polly Pallister-Wilkins (University of Amsterdam), Gabriella Trovato (American University of Beirut), Ayşen Üstübici (Koç University), Natasha Anastasiadou (University of the AEGEAN), Alexandra Zavos (University of the AEGEAN), Fabio Catini (Mixed Migration Centre of the Danish Refugee Council) and Akis Papataxiarchis (University of the AEGEAN).  You can also see the MOOC in 7 episodes: 
    • Episode 1: Polly Pallister-Wilkins: Introduction: What is protection? (6:56 minutes)
    • Episode 2: Gabriella Trovato: The case of Lebanon (3.05 minutes)
    • Episde 3: Ayşen Üstübici: The case f Turkey (6:39 minutes)
    • Episode 4: Natasha Anastasiadou: The case of Lesbos/Greece (2:40 minutes)
    • Episode 5: Alexandra Zavos: The case of Athens/Greece (2:19 minutes)
    • Episode 6: Fabio Catini: The Central Mediterranean Route (CMR) and the Eastern Mediterranean Route (EMR) (6:29 minutes)
    • Episode 7: Akis Papataxiarchis: Conclusion: Gaps in protection in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon (5:34 minutes)
  3. Work package 6 MOOC on the relationship between migration aspirations and development interventions (32:19 minutes) with Katie Kuschminder (University of Maastricht/Amsterdam), Ayşen Üstübici (Koc University), Gabriella Trovato (American University of Beirut/University of Oslo) and Johannes Cleas (Clingendael Insitute)You can also see the MOOC in 6 episodes:  
  4. Work package 7 MOOC on indicators of good migration governance (minutes) with Anja van Heelsum (University of Amsterdam) and Francesco Pasetti (CIDOB). You can also see the MOOC in 2 episodes:  




Snapshots are short folder like data presentations with statistics, graphics and trend, to provides an overview of the routes and problems that refugees and migrants face on their way:


Academic Publications

  • Elci, E., Kirişçioğlu Taşan, E., & Ustubici, A. (2021). How Covid-19 financially hit urban refugees: evidence from mixed-method research with citizens and Syrian refugees in Turkey. Disasters. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12498

Other online output:

  • Twitter news messages in relation to the project
  • YouTube discussions in the ZOOMING IN ON MIGRATION series
  • Online indicators of good migration governance: in the last phase of the project indicators are presented for policy makers and analysists who want to see how different countries perform in a comparative way