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Job opening: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science and Social Anthropology

Work with us! Position: Two Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsField(s): Social Anthropology and Political Science Application deadline: 25 August 2020, 12 am (CET) > Read more about PROTECT’s research > Read more about PROTECT’s Catania team August 2020: Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Political Science and Social Anthropology The Department of Political and Social Sciences of the […]

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Our first newsletter will be issued in September 2020. The digital report will summarize PROTECT’s first six months and contain an overview of past and upcoming activities, blogs and news pieces.

Meet our partners!

PROTECT has recently launched an article series presenting all our partner universities and the researchers involved in our project. Read the full presentations of our researchers and explore the Work Packages they are part of.

PROTECT Expert Forum 2020

Forum title: The Two UN Compacts on Refugees and Migrants: challenges and implementation in Europe When: 13-14 November 2020 Where: University of Geneva, Switzerland Hosts: Professor Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary University of London and Professor Sandra Lavenex, University of Geneva NB! The program below is provisional. Changes may occur. Background In 2019 the UN concluded […]

“The US is not safe for asylum seekers” – Federal Court of Canada strikes down the Canada-US Agreem

The Federal Court of Canada has determined that the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) infringes upon asylum seekers’ right to international protection and has given the Parliament six months to take necessary action. Until then, Canada can continue handing over asylum seekers to the US officials, exposing them to arbitrary detention and the possibility of immediate deportation to the countries where they have fled persecution or other life-threatening situations. The Federal Court should rescind the STCA immediately, not six months from now, say PROTECT researchers, Idil Atak, Zainab Abu Alrob and Jona Zyfi in this blog piece.

While the COVID-19 crisis is slowing down in Europe, EU member states have once again been called to decide on the priorities of the Union for the next seven years and agree on a massive recovery fund to mend the damages the pandemic has done to the EU’s economy. As Romanian Ministry of European Affairs, George Ciamba declared while his country held the rotating Presidency of the Council: “The European Budget is a reflection of how we see the European Union in the future”.

On 21 July 2020, after four days and nights of intense negotiations, EU leaders reached an agreement and announced the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). As far as migration and border policy are concerned, the new MFF as agreed upon by the European Council looks little like the budget the Commission had in mind in the first place.

Protect partner presentations: The University of Catania

Meet PROTECT’s four researchers from the University of Catania, whose home ground on the island of Sicily is situated at the very front line of the European Union’s migration ports. Through the leadership of Professor Francesca Longo, the team studies the EU’s external migration relations and the impact of the Global Compacts on the work of CSOs and groups in need of international protection in their region.

Call for papers: The Global Compact for Migration (GMC) in comparative perspective

The World Comparative Law / Ver-fassung und Recht in Übersee (WCL/VRÜ) welcomes submissions for the forthcoming special issue: ‘The Global Compact for Migration (GMC) in comparative perspective’ Summary: The World Comparative Law journal dedicates a special issue to the impact, interpretation, and institutionalization of the GCM from a comparative perspective. We particularly encourage voices and […]