RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond
With the goal of enhancing the governance capacity and policy coherence of the EU, its member states and neighbours, RESPOND is a comprehensive study of migration governance in the wake of the 2015 Refugee Crisis. Bringing together 14 partners from 7 disciplines, the project probes policy-making processes and policy (in)coherence through comparative research in source, transit and destination countries.
RESPOND analyses migration governance across macro (transnational, national), meso (subnational/local) and micro-levels (refugees/migrants) by applying an innovative research methodology utilizing legal and policy analysis, comparative historical analysis, political claims analysis, socio-economic and cultural analysis, longitudinal survey analysis, interview based analysis, and photovoice techniques. It focuses in-depth on:
(1) Border management and security,
(2) International refugee protection,
(3) Reception policies,
(4) Integration policies,
(5) Conflicting Europeanization and externalization.
We use these themes to examine multi-level governance while tackling the troubling question of the role of forced migration in precipitating increasing disorder in Europe. In contrast to much research undertaken on governance processes at a single level of analysis, RESPOND’s multilevel, multi-method approach shows the co-constitutive relationship between policy and practice among actors at all three levels; it highlights the understudied role of meso-level officials; and it shines a light on the activities of non-governmental actors in the face of policy vacuums. Ultimately, RESPOND will show which migration governance policies really work and how migrants and officials are making-do in the too-frequent absence of coherent policies.
Adhering to a refugee-centered approach throughout, RESPOND will bring insights to citizenship, gender and integration studies, ensure direct benefit to refugee communities and provide a basis for more effective policy development.
Launching the Survey among Syrian Refugees | Experience from the workshop at the Swedish Research Institute, ISTANBUL Experience from the workshop at the Swedish Research Institute
By Anita Brzozowska & Karolina Sobczak-Szelc
Poland – Legal and Policy Framework of Migration Governance (a Brief Summary/Few Remarks
By Monika Szulecka, Marta Pachocka, and Karolina Sobczak-Szelc
Spotlight on RESPOND-er: Justyna Szalanska
By Justyna Szalanska
2017 - 2020
Source of funding
- UPPSALA UNIVERSITET (UU), SANKT OLOFSGATAN 10 B, UPPSALA 751 05, Sweden.
- THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY (GCU), Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70, GLASGOW G4 0BA, United Kingdom.
- GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS (UGOE), WILHELMSPLATZ 1, GOTTINGEN 37073, Germany.
- THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (UCam), TRINITY LANE THE OLD SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1TN, United Kingdom.
- ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITESI (BILGI), established in KAZIM KARABEKIR CAD 2/13 ISTANBUL ESKI SILAHTARAGA ELEKTRIK SANTRALI SANTRAISTANBUL KAMPUSU, EYUP ISTANBUL 34060, Turkey.
- SVENSKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUTET I ISTANBUL (SRII), SKEPPARGATAN 8, STOCKHOLM 114 52, Sweden.
- OZYEGIN UNIVERSITESI (OZU), NISANTEPE MAH ORMAN SOK 13, ALEMDAG CEKMEKOY ISTANBUL 34794, Turkey.
- UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE (UNIFI), Piazza San Marco 4, Florence 50121, Italy.
- PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU (UAEGEAN), LOFOS PANEPISTIMIOU, MYTILINI 81100, Greece.
- OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN (OEAW), DR. IGNAZ SEIPEL-PLATZ 2, WIEN 1010, Austria.
- UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI (UNIWARSAW), KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIESCIE 26/28, WARSZAWA 00 927, Poland.
- KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET (UCopenhagen), NORREGADE 10, KOBENHAVN 1165, Denmark.
- LEBANON SUPPORT (LS), 5TH FLOOR ABDALLAH ABDALLAH BUILDING AL-MOUNTAZAH ST MOUNT LEBANON, FURN EL CHEBBAK 1003, Lebanon.
- HAMMURABI HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (HHRO), ALQADISSYA MINISTERS CAMPOUND – HOME 24, BAGHDAD, Iraq.