Outward and upward mobility - How Afghan and Syrian refugees can use mobility to improve their prospects

Policy Brief

Published October 2021

Connecting the dots: Understanding community sponsorship as a network

Released 21 June 2021

The momentum behind the community sponsorship of refugees has been building steadily in Europe, in parallel with growing global interest in this approach. The conflict in Syria has spurred several states to take action, with Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom all implementing some type of community sponsorship initiative since 2013. Additional European states pledged to look into launching community sponsorship programmes during the 2019 Global Refugee Forum. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum, released by the European Commission in autumn 2020, goes one step farther, proposing to build a European Union community sponsorship model. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to yet more policymaker interest in this model, as it offers a way of expanding refugee protection without drawing (heavily) on public coffers in an already challenging budgetary environment.

TRAFIG Policy Brief No. 2 “Leveraging networks to overcome displacement - Urban internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo"

Policy Brief

Published February 2021


The state of play of Schengen governance: An assessment of the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism


Published November 2020

Climate change and migration: Legal and policy challenges and responses to environmentally induced migration


Published July 2020

EU / Global


This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, examines legal and policy responses to environmental migration and displacement. Following a review of international, regional and national initiatives and legal instruments, it offers recommendations on ways to better address root causes and consequences of the climate change-migration nexus in Europe and beyond.