Tag: refugees

Prof. Michelle Pace discussed the recent events in Afghanistan: “The EU: Afghan refugee deportations”

Prof. Michelle Pace discussed the recent events in Afghanistan: “The EU: Afghan refugee deportations”

Prof. Michelle Pace participated in a discussion at “Scope with Waqar Rizvi” on “The EU: Afghan Refugee Deportations” by Indus News,  together with Tim Foxley and Marcus Engler. On this Episode 441, 13 August 2021, Prof. Pace addressed the issue of EU Afghan refugee deportations, the Afghan government’s request […]

New publication by Prof Michelle Pace “Denmark’s immigrants forced out by government policies” at Chatham House

New publication by Prof Michelle Pace “Denmark’s immigrants forced out by government policies” at Chatham House

Professor Michelle Pace, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme at Chatham House, published a new article entitled “Denmark’s immigrants forced out by government policies: Relocating asylum seekers outside Europe is just the latest extreme measure from Denmark’s Social Democrats”. Details: A new law enabling Denmark to deport […]

Prof Michelle Pace successfully organised and participated as a speaker at the conference “Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities”​

Prof Michelle Pace successfully organised and participated as a speaker at the conference “Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities”​

Prof Michelle Pace successfully organised and participated as a speaker in a two-day conference on “Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities”​, October 5-6, 2020.

More on the research project:

What opportunities and challenges are associated with the integration of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers into the Danish labour market? This is the question examined by the Danish team of researchers in the SIRIUS project (Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets) over the past three years.

There has been a political focus in Denmark in recent years on getting foreigners into the labour market as quickly as possible, and although there may be differences in their statuses/circumstances (for example, refugees and migrants), some of the foreigners interviewed for the project have experienced some of the same barriers preventing their smooth integration into the Danish labour market. These barriers include language, cultural codes and norms and a lack of a network, which can otherwise often be a good route into the Danish labour market. In addition, some of the interviewees experience that they do not get a job corresponding to their qualifications, and that this is due to the fact that they encounter a system that is not necessarily geared to take account of the individual foreigner.

Professor of Global Studies at Roskilde University, Michelle Pace, who is the leader of the Danish team of researchers, concludes – on the basis of the research project – that the current focus on getting foreigners into the labour market at quickly as possible causes problems:

“The potential benefits of good labour market-oriented efforts are great, but right now we can see that a number of foreigners do not really have the opportunity to contribute with the qualifications they have. Our research shows that it would be beneficial to work on developing a system that better assesses the skills that foreigners bring with them to Denmark, so that we can ensure that they can take up jobs that reflect their skills and experiences” explains Professor Michelle Pace.

Source: RUC

New report by Gökay Özerim “Situation and Need Analysis Study Report to Improve Support Mechanisms For Young Refugees in Turkey”​

New report by Gökay Özerim “Situation and Need Analysis Study Report to Improve Support Mechanisms For Young Refugees in Turkey”​

New report published by ​Associate Professor Dr Gökay Özerim (Yaşar University) on the ​“Situation and Need Analysis Study Report to Improve Support Mechanisms For Young Refugees in Turkey”​, ​TOG Foundation & UNFPA​, June 2020.

New article by Dr Beste İşleyen “Reading Reece Jones’s Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move​” in Political Geography​

New article by Dr Beste İşleyen “Reading Reece Jones’s Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move​” in Political Geography​

New article by Dr Beste İşleyen​, Dr Jonathan Rokem, Prof. Nando Sigona entitled “​Reading Reece Jones’s Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move​”, ​Political Geography​, Volume 79, 2020. The article is available here.

Working paper n°1 “Assessing the Impact of Turkish Refugee Flows on the EU-Turkey Agreement” by Dr. Nikolaos Lampas

Working paper n°1 “Assessing the Impact of Turkish Refugee Flows on the EU-Turkey Agreement” by Dr. Nikolaos Lampas

EUMENIA’s first working paper “Assessing the Impact of Turkish Refugee Flows on the EU-Turkey Agreement” by Dr. Nikolaos Lampas is now available here.

Prof. Michelle Pace delivered a training session for early career and PhD researchers in Glasgow

Prof. Michelle Pace delivered a training session for early career and PhD researchers in Glasgow

Prof. Michelle Pace delivered a training session at a workshop for early career and PhD researchers on “Research methods and ethics in migration and refugee studies”. The workshop focused on different methodological approaches as well as ethical issues that arise when researching refugees, migrants and […]

Event: Dr. Gökay Özerim held a workshop in Muğla

Event: Dr. Gökay Özerim held a workshop in Muğla

On September 28th, Dr. Gökay Özerim from Yasar University held a workshop debating migration and related concepts. The workshop brought together Turkish youth and young refugees.

Event: Roundtable organised by the Abu Lughod Institute on “Palestinian refugees in the Palestinian media”

Event: Roundtable organised by the Abu Lughod Institute on “Palestinian refugees in the Palestinian media”

The Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute for International Studies organised a roundtable on the subject of Palestinian Refugees in the Palestinian Media on 13-14/03/2019.

More information here (in Arabic).

International conference: “70 years of UNRWA in a Middle East in turmoil: hopes and challenges for Palestine refugees”

International conference: “70 years of UNRWA in a Middle East in turmoil: hopes and challenges for Palestine refugees”

The international conference “70 years of UNRWA in a Middle East in turmoil: hopes and challenges for Palestine refugees” was organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) with the participation of Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on […]