From 2014 to 2017 the EUI Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography provided a space for academics, experts, stakeholders and practitioners to reflect on movements of migrants and refugees. The Forum went also beyond the immediate state of crisis of that period to focus on its far-reaching impact in the domains of demography, integration management, the repercussions for Europe’s fundamental premises, and the governance of refugee flows.
The Forum had Rainer Bauböck and Brigid Laffan as Scientific Directors and Philippe Fargues and Anna Triandafyllidou as active contributors.
Within this framework several events were organised:
Academic research, policy dialogue and training in the field of Migration continue now in the work carried out at the Migration Policy Centre and the Cultural Pluralism research area of the Global Governance Programme.
The Integration of Migrants and Refugees - an EUI Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography, edited by Rainer Baubock and Milena Tripkovic, 2017
This book discusses the challenges that the recent refugee and migration crisis poses to traditional approaches to immigrant integration employed by the European countries affected. These challenges arise from a host of factors particular to the ongoing patterns of immigration such as the unprecedented number of migrants and refugees, the mostly unregulated and uncontrolled nature of this immigration, the desire of immigrants and refugees to settle in specific countries (particularly Germany and Sweden) and the security concerns that arose in the aftermath of terrorist attacks.
The contributions, both individually and in their entirety, seek to explore the medium and long term impacts of these and other challenges on the debate and to measure the success of immigrant integration.
The ‘Lampedusa Dilemma’: Global Flows and Closed Borders. What should Europe do?
Scientific organiser: Anna Triandafyllidou
The inaugural conference of the Forum took place on 17-18 November 2014.