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A Place for the Asylum Seekers. European migration policies and their socio-spatial impacts. (PASS)

Programme group Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

PASS aims to assess the complicated field of discourses and practices of regulating migration flows into the EU, focusing on its socio-spatial impact since 2013, when the last Dublin III Regulation was promulgated.

After a preliminary analysis of EU immigration and asylum law, the project examines the cases of Italy and of the Netherlands, using a dual perspective:

  • 1. A top-down perspective, involved in the analysis of the European, Italian and Dutch immigration policies;
  • 2. A bottom-up perspective, embedded in the migration experience and focused on the migrants' agentivity. 

The final goal of PASS is to elaborate empirical data in order to build more human rights oriented policies. PASS intends also to provide an appropriate political response to the needs expressed by the migrants and to combat misconceptions about them through disseminating its results, as requested by the European Commission (Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research, 4-5 February 2016).

Period: 24 months (2 year fellowship)
Funding: Horizon 2020 Marie Curie IF

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dr. D.V. (Darshan) Vigneswaran

Project supervisor