On 20th June Professor Heaven Crawley gave a keynote speech at the Berlin Symposium on Refugee Protection in Berlin. Organised by the Evangelische Akademie and the Global Public Policy Institute, the event brought together more than 300 people from governmental and civil society organisations from across Germany to explore the factors driving migration in Europe and the German response to the arrival of more than 1 million people seeking protection. More information can be found here.
On 15th June the MEDMIG team held a policy roundtable at the European Commission, Athens, Greece at which the preliminary findings of the research on the Eastern Mediterranean Route (Turkey to Greece) were presented to around 50 policy makers, politicians, embassy staff, civil society organisations, academics and practitioners. Continue reading
Dr Simon McMahon gave a seminar at the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Migration, Universita del Salento in Italy, 25th May. He explored the migration dynamics and experiences of some of the more than one million people who crossed the Mediterranean to the European Union in search of security and opportunities for a better life in 2015. The seminar took place in the Aula Ferrari (Palazzo Codacci-Pisanelli) Piazzetta Angelo Rizzo – Lecce.