Integration does not imply cutting ties to the country of origin
A new study by the research team of ICMPD demonstrates the diversity of cross-border economic, cultural and political activities of migrants. However, these activities are often blocked by government policies.
Better responses to help migrants caught in crisis-stricken countries
With the attention of the media concentrating on the waves of refugees coming from Syria to Europe, a group of people is not being noticed: the ones who came to Syria as migrant workers or refugees before the conflict started.
Returning rejected asylum seekers will be the next big challenge
Recent figures show that in 2015 close to one million migrants will apply for asylum in the EU. While many of them will get the protection they need, probably several hundred thousand will need to be returned, in an orderly manner respecting their rights.
To be effective, measures to curb migrant smuggling must be embedded in a broader strategy
Several questions arise as unprecedent numbers of refugees flee to Europe with the assistance of migrant smugglers. What should be done to stop human smuggling? Or are migrant smugglers a "necessary evil" after all?