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Migration

Too Little, too Late? The European Parliament Elections and the Future of Migration

Written by Claire Byrne & Laura Schmeer Article 1 for the EST Working Group on Migration When writing this first publication for the working group on migration, we sought to analyze what impact the European Parliament elections will have on migration policy… Continue Reading →

Visegrád perspectives: Fuss about refugees in the Czech Republic

In this new series of articles, EST ambassadors of Visegrád countries will focus a certain issue in their country. This article concentrates on refugees in the Czech Republic and will focus on two different aspects: the political one and media… Continue Reading →

Beyond categorizations

I guess no one in Europe has been able to escape the media coverage of people arriving in Greece or Italy in small rubber boats. However, I doubt that many of them have actually met such a ‘refugee’ and have… Continue Reading →

Did you know that … Europe’s cultural encounter with ‘the Muslim world’ is not a recent phenomenon?

If I got one euro for every time someone made a blanket statement about ‘those Muslim refugees’ coming to Europe and how they cannot be integrated because ‘they’ are so different from ‘us’, I would have enough money to bail… Continue Reading →

Offering sanctuary to refugees: insights from the UK

Have you ever felt powerless to help refugees and asylum seekers in your country? Ever wondered whether there was some way to help humanise the process of resettlement? Our ambassador to England, Rensa Gaunt, recently interviewed Heather Luna, founder of… Continue Reading →

Interview with UNHCR South Sudan spokesperson Eujin Byun

By Carlota Núñez Strutt. There is little knowledge or a European collective conscience of the conflict torn country that 1,5 million refugees have fled from, in North Eastern Africa: South Sudan. A country that, alongside Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, is… Continue Reading →

A JANUS-FACED AUSTRIA COULD SET A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT WITHIN THE EU

  In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates and doors, or more abstractly, of all beginnings. He is mostly portrayed as two-faced, a characteristic apt for his supervision of who might enter or exit. When in 2015, large… Continue Reading →

A Game of European Domino: Can we expect an Öxit next?

Dominik Draxler  obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna in 2015. His thesis dealt with the question whether Germany could be considered a potential hegemon in Europe in light of the Eurozone crisis, and the… Continue Reading →

Geopolitics Behind Aylan Kurdi’s Death

Will the US-Russia ceasefire deal make a difference? By Olga Papadopoulou, holder of a MSc. in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Olga recently finished her Ph.D. thesis in “labour market inequalities” in the department of Geography from University of… Continue Reading →

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