Roundtable: Unravelling the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’

Roundtable: Unravelling the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’

The policy roundtable held at Oxford University Wednesday 16th March saw nearly 40 policy makers come together from international organisations and NGOs with an interest in the current migration ‘crisis’. Professor Heaven CrawleyDr Nando Sigona and Dr Franck Duvell were among the key speakers. The event provided an opportunity to present the findings of the MEDMIG research on the causes of the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’, the implications of migration dynamics and flows for the UK, and to share ideas and opinions on potential policy responses including in relation to the resettlement of refugees and other migrants arriving in the countries of southern Europe or currently located in the neighbouring countries (Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon). These discussions will inform the final research brief which will be published Tuesday 22nd March and explored further at a policy forum organised by the Royal Geographical Society.