Migreurop organised on 19 April 2023 a public webinar to analyse the ongoing EU reforms on migration and asylum, and their impacts along the exile routes. This webinar was organised in collaboration with La Cimade, Ciré, CNCD-11.11.11 and Statewatch. The first part of the webinar aims to update information on current EU reforms, including the European Pact on Asylum and Migration (see here Migreurop’s position paper on the subject) and the reform of the Schengen Borders Code. The second part (...)
Podcast and photo report : The detention camps on the Greek islands of Kos and Leros
The consequences of the "hotspot approach" on the fundamental rights of people on the move
This 7-episode podcast, produced with the "studio son" of la Parole errante demain in the Greek islands of Kos and Leros, lends the voices of migrant people stranded on these islands, as well as of the people working or volunteering alongside them. It highlights and denounces the hotspot approach which only serves to sort, lock up and deport migrant people.
The implementation of the "hotspot approach" by the European Union (EU) in 2015, and the signing of the EU-Turkey migration agreement (...)
Voluntary service in Cyprus 2021/2022
As part of session #24 of the Echanges & Partenariats programmes, Hugo Roche Zaradzki, a volunteer on behalf of Migreurop, carried out his mission from October 2021 to March 2022 with KISA, a Cypriot member of the network. He was based in Nicosia and tasked with investigating the migration context in Cyprus, which is particularly hostile to people n the move, with a focus on the right to asylum, the detention of exiles, their criminalisation and that of their supporters.
He has (...)
UK-French Border Mission 2022
In the framework of session n°24 of the programme "Echanges & Partenariats" (member of the IPAM network), Pierre Menzildjian went to Calais on behalf of Migreurop within the Platform of Migrant Support (PSM) from September 2021 to April 2022. During this five-month mission, he was able to investigate the evolution of the increasing militarisation of the UK-French border, as well as the impact of the Brexit on the rights of exiles.
Following the Brexit, and despite some divergences (...)
“Deconstructing the border and building bridges: Towards a critical collective analysis of the French-British-Belgian border”
Crossborder Forum - Study Day, 10 November 2021 (summary)
The UK’s border with France and Belgium has been increasingly visibilised over the last year, particularly with the increased number of crossings of the Channel in small boats and the ever-worsening situation of people stranded in this cross-border area.
This study day brought together activists, NGO representatives and researchers from different sectors and disciplines to discuss various aspects of border-building, including new forms of control, but also ways in which different actors can (...)