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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.

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.

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 partner presentations: The University of Bergen

University of Bergen team

The University of Bergen on the southwestern coast of Norway is the leading partner of Protect. The university houses the initiator and project leader of Protect, Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan, as well as the rest of Protect’s Coordination and Management Office and Bergen-based researchers. This article dives into the research interests and contributions of the Bergen team.

PROTECT represented at the first Global Refugee Forum

Photo of Hakan Sicakkan

In December 2019, Professor and PI of PROTECT, Hakan G. Sicakkan, participated in a first gathering in Geneva for the UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) Global Academic Network. The gathering took place as part of the UN’s Global Refugee Forum and coincided with the first year anniversary of the two UN Global Compacts on […]