Mobility, migration and the COVID-19 epidemic: governing emergencies in Lithuania and Poland


The research project is to examine forms of governance over mobility (including international migration) in Lithuania and Poland during COVID-19. Its aim is to contribute:
1) to conceptualising mobility and migration within the perspective of emergency governance;
2) to investigating wider socio-political roots of the emergency policies towards mobility and migration. Also, the proposed study enables an empirical comparative analysis of the emergency governance models adopted by Poland and Lithuania, its roots and thus contributing to the ongoing discussion on the variation of individual states’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis and the alleged specific characteristics of the ‘new’ European Union (the EU) member states’ (MS) responses.
Lithuania and Poland serve as the case study comparisons.
The project addresses two main research questions:
1) what forms of governance towards mobility and migration have appeared as a result of these states’ reaction to COVID-19?
(2) what were the main similarities and differences in both states’ emergency management and their deeper socio-political roots (including models of resilience)?

M. Jaroszewicz, M. Krępa, Migrostacja S03E03: Sekurytyzacja migracji – czym jest i czy zostanie z nami na dłużej? :


2021 - 2024

Source of funding

This project (no. 2020/38/L/HS5/00155) was funded by the National Science Center Poland in the DAINA2 funding scheme


prof dr Dovile Jakniunaite – Vilnius University (Litwa)