Current projects

High-Skilled Migration in Times of Crisis – Survey

Crises impact on migration trends in a multitude of ways. High-skilled individuals are particularly prone to ‘exit’ in search of opportunities elsewhere. The outflow of high skilled migrants may have significant long-term implications ...

Trafficking for Labour Exploitation: Assessing Anti-Trafficking Interventions in Italy (TRAFFICKO)

This project aims to critically assess current responses to trafficking for labour exploitation in Italy, and propose alternative frameworks for developing more effective strategies with regard to prevention, and protection of victims. It will provide tools and suggestions for improving the implementation of existing legislation...

Cultural Base: Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities

The CulturalBase project is about the cultural governance of Europe. It responds to the need of putting culture centre-stage in considering Europe’s future. Acknowledging that the main societal challenges of our time are cultural in nature (such as racism, extremism or also climate change and our use of natural resources) the project emphasises that their...

The IRMA Research Project

The IRMA research project Governing Irregular Migration: States, Migrants and Intermediaries at the Age of Globalisation (IRMA) International migration has intensified during the last two decades. Europe has been receiving increasing numbers of migrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Part of this international movement of people takes place illegally, notably involves either unlawful border crossings...

The MIDAS Research Project

The MIDAS Research Project Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Irregular Migration Control Policies in Greece (MIDAS) Irregular migration policies in Greece are understood primarily in terms of control and deterrence. Over recent years, extensive operations both in the interior and at the borders of the Greek territory have aimed at arresting the “trespassers” and – with...

The DemandAT Research Project

Addressing Demand in Anti-Trafficking Efforts and Policies Trafficking in human beings covers a range of forms of forced labour and exploitation of women, men and children. While responses to trafficking have traditionally focused on combating the criminal networks involved in trafficking or protecting the human rights of victims, European countries are increasingly exploring ways of influencing...

ITHACA Research Project

The ITHACA research project Integration, Transnational Mobility and Human, Social and Economic Capital Transfers It has often been assumed that migrants who are well integrated, economically and politically, at a destination country tend to get settled and their economic and political ties with the country of origin tend to disappear. The ITHACA project argues that this...