Documenting the Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean: Spaces of Transit, Migration Management and Migrant Agency

CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe, No. 94

10 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2016

See all articles by Leonie Ansems de Vries

Leonie Ansems de Vries

King's College London, International Development Institute

Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: September 13, 2016

Abstract

This article sets out the main findings of the research project Documenting the Humanitarian Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean, which maps migration trajectories and transit points across Europe in order to develop a humanitarian response to the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’. On their long journeys, people seeking refuge in Europe pass through various places of transit, both informal spaces such as railways stations, parks and makeshift camps, and institutionalised spaces such as reception centres, detention centres and hotspots. The focus on transit points helps to understand migrants as subjects rather than objects and journeys as fractured and complex movements rather than linear routes from A to B. In addition, it sheds light on the effects of migration management policies on people on the move and puts forward a set of recommendations to EU policy-makers.

Keywords: Migration Crisis, Mediterranean, EU, Mediterranean migration, Migration management

Suggested Citation

Ansems de Vries, Leonie and Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth, Documenting the Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean: Spaces of Transit, Migration Management and Migrant Agency (September 13, 2016). CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe, No. 94. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2859431

Leonie Ansems de Vries (Contact Author)

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