In studying the impacts of the UN’s Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration, PROTECT engages in the collection of data of various types, both qualitative and quantitative. One of the objectives of the project, and in accordance with the goals set in the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework, is to make the data produced in our research available to the general public, stakeholders, and other researchers interested in international protection This page provides a description of and links to the various databases.
Data produced in the framework of PROTECT is accessible from a public repository: Sikt (the Norwegian agency for shared services in education and research). To download and analyze the data locally, you must first register and log in. Registration is a simple procedure: users are asked to provide their email address and full name and to choose a password. You will then receive a confirmation code at the email address indicated, and enter said code on Sikt’s registration page to activate the account. Once registration and log-in are completed, data can be downloaded either in STATA, SPSS, or CSV format.
The impacts of the UN’s Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration on the citizens’ recognition of the right to international protection
This database aims to identify the factors that affect citizens’ attitudes to the right to international protection in the context of the implementation of the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees. The data was collected in June-July 2020 and covers 26 countries – including 19 European countries, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and the USA. For each country, a representative sample of 1000 respondents (2000 for the USA) was drawn from the population as a function of their age, area of residence, and gender.
Suggested citation: Sicakkan, H.G., Cappelen, C., and Van Wolleghem, P. (2022). Data on citizens’ attitudes to international refugee protection. PROTECT project. Bergen: PROTECT Consortium. https://doi.org/10.18712/NSD-NSD3068-V2.
The impacts of the UN’s Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees on the governance of international protection: institutional architectures of asylum determination
This database aims to assess the impacts of different inter-institutional architectures of asylum decision making on the human rights of asylum seekers. It is geared towards finding new legal norms, institutional architectures, and procedures of asylum determination instrumental to achieving high standards of asylum policy. It maps the different institutional compositions in asylum decision-making in the European Union, Canada, and South Africa. The data covers 16 countries over the years 2000-2020 and contains ca. 1500 variables, organised along 4 dimensions (detention, admissibility, normal procedure, and rights) that can be aggregated in different manners for research-specific purposes.
Suggested citation: Sicakkan, H.G. and Van Wolleghem, P.G. (2021). Data on Refugee Status Determination (RSD) institutional architectures, 2000-2020. PROTECT project. Bergen: PROTECT Consortium. https://doi.org/10.18712/NSD-NSD3069-V1.
The external dimension of the EU’s migration and asylum policy
This database maps the different policy tools of the external dimension of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and of the Asylum policy of the EU. The toolbox is also displayed on an interactive map available in the accompanying documentation and at the following link.
Suggested citation: Longo F. and Fontana I. (2022). Mapping the external dimension on EU migration and asylum policies: what impact on the governance of asylum? PROTECT project. Bergen: PROTECT Consortium. https://doi.org/10.18712/NSD-NSD3070-V1.
The impacts of the UN’s Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees on civil societies’ recognition of the right to international protection
This database presents information on how civil society organizations and groups (CSOs), as stakeholders in refugee and asylum governance structures, affect and are affected by the Global Compacts. Its goal is to map the changes in CSOs’ definitions and perceptions of human rights, refugee rights, and asylum rights as a consequence of the Global Compacts, including the impact of the changes in their goals, strategies, and networking patterns.
Suggested citation: Usherwood, S. and Middleton, A. (2022) Data on Civil Society Organization’s attitude and activity. PROTECT project. Bergen: PROTECT Consortium. https://doi.org/10.18712/NSD-NSD3071-V1.
The impacts of the UN’s Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees on the governance of international protection. Fieldwork studies of governance in practice
The fieldwork data presented aims to assess how the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees and the Common European Asylum System affect the understanding of vulnerability and special needs in the field-level governance of international protection. It contains information on: 1) how key actors and stakeholders involved in field level governance understand and apply the notions of vulnerability and specific needs; and 2) how networks of international, national and local actors working in the field-level governance collaborate to address vulnerabilities. Particular attention is paid to how field-level governance accounts for gender and other intersecting structures of domination and exclusion, related to sexuality, age, class, race, and ability. The data presented is a synthesis of the fieldwork carried out. Original data cannot be published due to the protection of privacy.
Suggested citation: Jacobsen, C.M., Karlsen, M-A. and Vearey, J. (eds.) (2022). Draft analysis of how networks of international, national and local actors collaborate to reduce vulnerabilities on Six Sites in Europe, Canada, and South Africa. PROTECT project. Bergen: PROTECT Consortium. https://doi.org/10.18712/NSD-NSD3072-V1.
The impacts of the UN’s Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees on the recognition of the right to international protection in the public sphere
This database gathers links to media content relating to migration and asylum from 2014 to 2020. The links were collected through the use of EventRegistry, a big data platform hosted at the University of Ljubljana. EventRegistry collects news articles from over 150,000 sources, published worldwide in over 40 different languages since January 2014. The database accessible at the link contains information on news articles from 18 countries from 2014 to 2020. However, due to copyright law, the titles and contents of said articles are not contained in the database.
Suggested citation: Mance, B. (2023). Media data collected from EventRegistry. Data documentation. PROTECT project. Bergen: PROTECT Consortium. https://doi.org/10.18712/NSD-NSD3114-V1.