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.

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Blog:

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

 

 

 

Duration

2017 - 2020

Source of funding

HORIZON 2020

Partners

Coordinator:

  1. UPPSALA UNIVERSITET (UU), SANKT OLOFSGATAN 10 B, UPPSALA 751 05, Sweden.

Partners:

  1. THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY (GCU), Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70, GLASGOW G4 0BA, United Kingdom.
  2. GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS (UGOE), WILHELMSPLATZ 1, GOTTINGEN 37073, Germany.
  3. THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (UCam), TRINITY LANE THE OLD SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1TN, United Kingdom.
  4. ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITESI (BILGI), established in KAZIM KARABEKIR CAD 2/13 ISTANBUL ESKI SILAHTARAGA ELEKTRIK SANTRALI SANTRAISTANBUL KAMPUSU, EYUP ISTANBUL 34060, Turkey.
  5. SVENSKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUTET I ISTANBUL (SRII), SKEPPARGATAN 8, STOCKHOLM 114 52, Sweden.
  6. OZYEGIN UNIVERSITESI (OZU), NISANTEPE MAH ORMAN SOK 13, ALEMDAG CEKMEKOY ISTANBUL 34794, Turkey.
  7. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE (UNIFI), Piazza San Marco 4, Florence 50121, Italy.
  8. PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU (UAEGEAN), LOFOS PANEPISTIMIOU, MYTILINI 81100, Greece.
  9. OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN (OEAW), DR. IGNAZ SEIPEL-PLATZ 2, WIEN 1010, Austria.
  10. UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI (UNIWARSAW), KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIESCIE 26/28, WARSZAWA 00 927, Poland.
  11. KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET (UCopenhagen), NORREGADE 10, KOBENHAVN 1165, Denmark.
  12. LEBANON SUPPORT (LS), 5TH FLOOR ABDALLAH ABDALLAH BUILDING AL-MOUNTAZAH ST MOUNT LEBANON, FURN EL CHEBBAK 1003, Lebanon.
  13. HAMMURABI HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (HHRO), ALQADISSYA MINISTERS CAMPOUND – HOME 24, BAGHDAD, Iraq.

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