Boat migration across the Central Mediterranean

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Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU

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UN General Assembly 2016

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The Project

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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).

Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a ‘test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it?

Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a ‘test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it?

September 22, 2016

Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham In a compassionate and compelling speech, Barack Obama called the response to the global refugee crisis “a test of our humanity” and invited world leaders attend...
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UN Summit to hear new research on why refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean in 2015

UN Summit to hear new research on why refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean in 2015

September 19, 2016

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants will hear the findings of the MEDMIG research project on Tuesday 20th September.
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Research Brief 03: Boat migration across the Central Mediterranean

Research Brief 03: Boat migration across the Central Mediterranean

September 19, 2016

Our third Research Brief presents some of our findings in relation to the Central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy and Malta, exploring the dynamics of migration before, during and after...
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Research Brief 02: Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU

Research Brief 02: Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU

September 19, 2016

Our second Research Brief examines the Eastern Mediterranean route, presenting our findings in relation to the drivers, decisions and destinations of refugees and migrants who travelled via Turkey to ...
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Protecting Human Rights in the Context of Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees

Protecting Human Rights in the Context of Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees

September 15, 2016

We are very excited to announce a side-event on the margins of the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants.
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BBC Radio 5 – Why do people cross the Mediterranean?

BBC Radio 5 – Why do people cross the Mediterranean?

September 6, 2016

BBC Radio 5 program with Adrian Chiles interviewed Professor Heaven Crawley on Tuesday 6th September. Heaven’s interview discusses why people cross the Mediterranean and was preceded by an inter...
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Contact us

For more information contact the team at CTPSR

Email: info.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 1182


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