PROTECT The Right to International Protection. A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization? is an EU funded research project which studies the impact of the UN’s Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration on refugees’ right to international protection.

The vision of PROTECT is to discover ways of advancing the international protection system within today’s turbulent political context.

We consist of 11 partner universities in Europe, Canada, and South Africa.

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Recent news

Our partner presentations series:

PROTECT has recently launched a partner presentation series where we present all our partner universities and the researchers involved in our project through articles and videos.

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PROTECT’s first newsletter:

February 2020 marked the official start of the PROTECT project. Since then, our international consortium have worked devoutly under unusual circumstances. What have they been up to since February?

> Read our very first newsletter

Videos from PROTECT

EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum:

Project leader, Hakan G. Sicakkan comments on the content of the new migration and asylum pact – will it steer EU states’ asylum policies in a new direction?

The Moria Fires:

What led up to the Moria fires? What is EU’s ‘Dublin problem’? Hakan G. Sicakkan explains. > Read more

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Press releases

Migration, refugee governance and asylum issues are frequent topics on the global agenda

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Explore our researchers’ media appearances in news articles and podcasts in national and international media outlets

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PROTECT is managed and coordinated from the University of Bergen and the Department of Comparative Politics

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