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Migrants in Spain in the time of COVID-19: challenges and opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the migration landscape in Spain. Migrants and their families are encountering the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on migration/travel restrictions and border controls. From a human rights perspective, this blog examines the conditions for irregular migrants in Spain in the context of COVID-19 to identify current challenges and opportunities while […]

The smaller the better? Migration governance in small and medium-sized towns and rural areas in times of crises

The debate about the local governance of migration and diversity has traditionally focused on metropolis and big cities. Yet, the ‘migration and refugee crisis’ has deeply redefined the geography of migrants’ settlement in the EU. In fact, between 2014 and 2015 small towns and rural areas have been confronted with increasing arrivals of migrants from […]