Migration and Security

The CIHR, in collaboration with the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) of the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, organized a second research workshop with the purpose of critically examining key political, economic and security developments influenced by migratory flows.  The workshop built on the work of an earlier workshop that we held on this topic (December 2011) in which participants were asked to address the following issue areas: the causes of migratory flows; the international and regional legal frameworks for managing migration and for strengthening border security ; the challenges of devising migratory policies that are consistent with international rules and standards; and the challenges confronting effective cross-border cooperation in dealing with the impact of migratory flows.  

The second workshop focused on the following: (1) a critical assessment of the European Internal Security Strategy’s prospects, taking into consideration the lessons learned from the deployment of Rapid Border Intervention Teams and FRONTEX:  (2) How can we collect better data and knowledge on migrant populations, more specifically, on location, profile and potential vulnerabilities?  How can better data help us address such vulnerabilities? (3) How can we develop better coordination, both intra-state as well as inter-state, among the different agencies dealing with migration issues? and (4) what are some of the key challenges in managing migration in times of economic and social crisis?

Workshop 2: Current issues and challenges facing the European Union, the effects of tightening border controls and collecting better data (April 26 & 27, 2013)

Workshop 1: Causes of migratory flows, international and regional legal frameworks, challenges of devising migratory policies and confronting effective cross-border cooperation (December 16th and 17th, 2011)