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Crossing the research-policy boundary

Crossing the research-policy boundary   Whether driven by funding institutions, research organisations or the need to inject an evidence base into a growing body of migration policy worldwide, migration researchers are increasingly trying to be more policy relevant. In my work as a researcher, and, now, overseeing research on migration funded under the EU’s Horizon […]

From Climate Migration to Climate Mobilities

The relation between climate change and human migration is often understood in relatively narrow terms. The predominant assumption is that climate change is causing millions of people to move: as people are impacted by sea-level rise, drought, or cyclones, there is no other choice but to move away. This is certainly part of the story […]

Are Agri-Food Workers Only Exploited in Southern Europe?

In the major new report that we co-edited Are Agri-Food Workers Only Exploited in Southern Europe? we examine the working conditions in agri-food production in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Drawing from the report’s findings, this Blog highlights that only structural interventions to ensure fairer labour standards can overhaul an agri-food system that takes advantage […]