28 September 2020

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


Webinar: Access to Europe: Governing the entry of third-country nationals in the European Union, 29 September 2020 [info]

Call for participants: Advanced ELENA Course: Asylum in Europe: Ensuring Protection and Fundamental Rights Compliance, Marseille, 30-31 October 2020 [info]
- Note: The registration deadline has now been extended to 10 October 2020.

Blog posts & press:

"'Catastrophe for human rights’ as Greece steps up refugee ‘pushbacks'," The Guardian, 27 Sept. 2020 [text]

"How rescuing drowning migrants became a crime," The Guardian, 22 Sept. 2020 [text]

UNHCR: alleviating suffering and overcrowding in Greek islands’ reception centres must be part of the emergency response (UNHCR, Sept. 2020) [text]

Which constituencies receive the most asylum seekers? Privatisation and the politics of refugee dispersal in England (LSE British Politics and Policy Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

Why Ukraine needs a new approach to refugees (Atlantic Council Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

A sampling of commentary/reporting on the New European Pact on Migration, launched on 23 Sept. 2020:

Updates/reflections on the aftermath of Moria's fire:
  • "Greece: New Camp Filling Up, Conditions are Harsh and COVID on the Rise," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 25 Sept. 2020 [text]
  • Greece: update on Lesvos situation after Moria fires (UNHCR, Sept. 2020) [text]
  • Greece’s Moria Tragedy: The Crash Test for the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum (MPI Commentary, Sept. 2020) [text]
  • "Greek police move refugees to Lesbos tent camp after fire," The Guardian, 17 Sept. 2020 [text]
  • A Greek Tragedy in Moria: Asylum Seekers without Durable Solutions (Protect Project Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]
  • The (lack of) EU Migration Policy on fire: What can be learned from the Moria disaster? (Protect Project Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]


Asylum statistics in Europe: Factsheet (ECRE, Sept. 2020) [text]

Information and Assessment: Advice on the use of country of origin information in the asylum procedure  (Dutch Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs, 2020) [text]

Protection risks along migration routes through North Africa to Italy, MMC Europe 4Mi Snapshot (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2020) [text]

Temporary asylum and cessation of refugee status in Scandinavia: policies, practices, and dilemmas, Occasional Paper (EMN Norway, 2020) [text]

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