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Syrian civil war at 10: the refugee crisis at a glance

The Syrian civil war has been waging for ten years and the consequences for Syria, Syrians, the neighboring states, and the region have been devastating. The crisis has left over 6.6 million Syrians in need of protection and resettlement. Still, a handful of neighboring states continue to host the majority of Syrian refugees.

Five New PROTECT Researchers

PROTECT welcomes five new colleagues at the start of 2021. While our Giessen team expands with one; Pauline Endres de Oliveira, the University of Catania team welcomes four; Dr. Giovanna Cavatorta, Dr. Iole Fontana, and Dr. Marcello Carammia, and Dr. Danilo Di Mauro.

NOK 1 million to PROTECT’s New Communication and Dissemination Network

The funding is part of the Norwegian Research Council’s Supplementary Funding for Norwegian Participants in Horizon 2020 projects (see fact box). – With this funding, we can disseminate relevant results to the Norwegian government, and political and humanitarian actors. This will significantly accelerate the transfer of knowledge between academia and politics, says Project leader Hakan G. Sicakkan.

(Re)visit our Expert Forums

In November 2020, the PROTECT Consortium has organized three separate Expert Forums addressing current protection challenges in three regions of the world: Europe, Canada/North America and South(ern) Africa. We gathered high profile academics, representatives from civil society, NGOs, and IOs with extensive experience in the field, to discuss and evaluate the performance of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants in these three regions.

How do we talk about migration and asylum issues on social media?

In social sciences, analysis of media topics is used as a way to identify important political and social issues that circulate in media. Gatekeepers in traditional media like newspapers and television can both emphasize or omit certain aspects, and thus frame issues.  In so doing, they actively shape the discourse of a topic to fit […]

Meet our new(est) colleagues!

Six new researchers have recently joined the PROTECT Consortium: Kudakwashe Vanyoro, Mike Farjam, Pascaline Chappart, Evgenia Iliadou, Nicholas Maple, and Nicolette Busuttil.

EU puts ‘Dublin to bed’ and launches New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

The overcrowded Moria camp has become an image of a failed collective effort to create cross-European solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers. On 23 September 2020 the European Commission launched their New Pact on Migration and Asylum aimed at replacing the heavily criticized Dublin Regulation. But what exactly is the ‘Dublin problem’ – and which solutions do the new pact hold? Four migration researchers offer their views below.