Migration has been at the heart of numerous debates in Europe, as well as across the international community. The rising number of people coming to Europe, especially since the year 2015, resulted in a widely mediatised and politicised issue around migration in which the role of the EU has been questioned and sometimes heavily criticised.

The EST Working Group on Migration aims at evaluating the changes that have been happening in Europe in the framework of the so-called ‘European migration crisis’. The objective of the Working Group is to study and assess the impact of these changes on diverse fields, i.e. legal, political and social. The Working Group intends to work on several aspects impacted by the recent migration crisis, including:

  • the legal changes occurring in the EU immigration policy;
  • the political aspect of the crisis, notably the increase popularity of anti-migration voices;
  • the social impact of migration, such as the diverse integration approaches and the reception of migrants in the society.

The Working Group aims at covering a wide range of topics related to migration in relation to the three aforementioned fields, e.g. gender migration, child migration, role of the civil society, integration strategy, asylum policy, environmental migration etc.

Through the establishment of a common research on the influence and impact of the migration crisis in Europe, the Working Group wants to contribute to a deeper understanding on the contemporary migration situation in Europe, as well as to provide recommendations from young students and researches for a better migration management.  

The Working Group is therefore looking for researchers with a strong interest in migration and academic competences in diverse fields, including:

  • Law and the migration legal system,
  • Political sciences,
  • Social sciences,
  • International relations,
  • Communication and media studies,
  • Humanities.

The Working Group is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity, and therefore particularly welcomes applications from many different backgrounds.

In order to apply for the position of researcher in the Working Group on Migration, please hand in the following documents:

  • An updated CV listing all relevant experiences
  • A one-page letter of motivation stating the reasons why you would like to join the Working Group and explaining which characteristics and/or experiences make you the ideal candidate

Please send your application to Elodie Thevenin, Head of the Working Group, at