Latest publications on (R) Europe

Knowing how to go

Knowing how to go

Iraqi asylum seekers and legal pathways to get to and stay in Europe

This assessment seeks to better understand what types of legal migration pathways and other protection services Iraqi refugees and other migrants are aware of and attempt to access at different points during their migration journey. Furthermore, it highlights when, where and why Iraqi refugees and other migrants fail to access protection services.

Migration from Afghanistan to Europe (2014-2017)

Migration from Afghanistan to Europe (2014-2017)

Drivers, return and reintegration

While research exists on some aspects of decision-making surrounding migration to Europe, little has been done to understand refugees' and other migrants' thought processes and experiences of returning when circumstances in Europe do not permit for asylum and resettlement. REACH researchers Interviewed 28 Afghans who returned to their country to gain insights into the returnees' socio-economic condition, the motivations behind their return, and the challenges they faced when they got home.

Photo: DRC/Megan Passey Life in limbo

Life in limbo

The consequences of thwarted mobility for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Serbia

While media attention largely has shifted to the central and western Mediterranean routes, thousands of refugees and other migrants continue to use the eastern route to Europe. This study highlights the situation of a largely forgotten population - refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants who are "stuck in transit" in Serbia along that eastern pathway. Such ‘limbo’ situations are likely to become increasingly common as the European Union further externalises its approach to border control.

Photo: Timon Koch Movement back to Syria: Scenarios

Movement back to Syria: Scenarios

Possible developments in Syria and neighboring countries over the next nine months

MMP and partner organisation ACAPS held a workshop with experts in September to explore scenarios on different conditions that could impact Syrians moving back to their country. This report summarises five scenarios that potentially could happen through mid-2018, including the likelihood of the scenarios occurring and their impact on the humanitarian situation.”

Photo: UNHCR On seeking asylum from poverty

On seeking asylum from poverty

Why the refugee/migrant paradigm cannot hold

This paper explores the ‘politics of labelling’ in the UK in relation to the perceived migration ‘crisis’ of 2014-present. Drawing upon philosophical insights in relation to types of violence, I argue that the moral distinction that sustains the labels ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the present context is untenable, and find that: