People smuggling and Europe’s migration policy

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MEDMIG Final report launch

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Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis

In 2015 over one million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. Thousands died along the way. We seek to better understand these unprecedented movements in the region by examining the journeys, motivations and aspirations of people in Italy, Greece, Malta and Turkey.

The MEDMIG project is led by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham (UK), the University of Oxford (UK), ELIAMEP (Greece), FIERI (Italy), People for Change Foundation (Malta) and Yasar University (Turkey). It is part of the ‘Mediterranean Migration Research Programme’ which has been established through the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) £1 million ‘Urgency Grant’, co-funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).

DW: Refugees forced to depend on human smugglers

DW: Refugees forced to depend on human smugglers

November 4, 2016

DW (Deutch Welle) website covers the MEDMIG study in the article published November 4th. The article reports of the dangers of the aims of European migration policies to keep migrants out, drawing on ...
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Iran Daily: People smuggling ‘boosted, not broken’ by Europe migration policy

Iran Daily: People smuggling ‘boosted, not broken’ by Europe migration policy

November 4, 2016

The Iran Daily website covers the MEDMIG final report in an article published on 4th of November. The article includes details of the MEDMIG research project and emphasises the role of European govern...
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Sputnik News: ‘Lack of leadership’ on refugee crisis causes migrant deaths to soar

Sputnik News: ‘Lack of leadership’ on refugee crisis causes migrant deaths to soar

November 3, 2016

Sputnik News covers the MEDMIG final report in this article published 3rd of November. The website also includes a short interview Professor Heaven Crawley gave to Radio Sputnik, in which Heaven highl...
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Destination Europe?

Destination Europe?

November 2, 2016

In 2015 an estimated 1,011,712 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. The MEDMIG final report examines in detail the dynamics of this migratio...
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People smuggling ‘boosted not broken’ by Europe’s policy

People smuggling ‘boosted not broken’ by Europe’s policy

November 2, 2016

European governments have contributed to the European ‘migration crisis’ by blaming people smugglers, rather than conflict, for increased migration to Europe. The failure to open up safe and legal rou...
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MEDMIG exclusive in The Independent

MEDMIG exclusive in The Independent

November 2, 2016

Today an in-depth exclusive on the MEDMIG project’s findings has been published by The Independent titled ‘Refugee crisis: European leaders blamed for record high deaths in the Mediterrane...
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Email: info.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

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