Migration Governance


Most Ukrainians now identify as Europeans: Reshaping identity in times of war

Putin expected to destabilize or even demolish the EU with the huge wave of migrants that followed the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Instead, the opposite happened: it greatly enhanced the sense of European identity. Following the Russian invasion there was an unprecedented increase of solidarity among Europeans and a remarkable doubling of the level […]

The role of cities in shaping immigrant rights: the case of Houston, Texas

Scholars have long argued that national laws most strongly affect immigrant rights, but recent research questions if that is still the case. With growing immigration policy activism by cities in the United States, Europe, and beyond, scholars increasingly underscore the relevance of also city contexts for shaping new immigrant rights.  In recent years, cities have […]

Why Canada is Facing an Exodus of Skilled Migrants

The recent study conducted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship in 2022 sheds light on a disconcerting trend among new immigrants, suggesting a potential decline in their enthusiasm for Canada compared to previous decades. The study reveals that more than one-fifth of recent immigrants are contemplating leaving the country. This phenomenon is particularly pronounced among […]

Overview of displacement in Sudan: The causes, dynamics, and consequences

In mid-April, fighting erupted in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). As of 18 June 2023, the conflict has resulted in over 1,000 civilians deaths and left 2.2 million people displaced; of 78% whom are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Thisraises the total number of IDPs in Sudan to over 5.5 million. The fighting, […]

What happens next? Scenarios following the end of the temporary protection in the EU

To respond to the large-scale displacement of Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion, the EU unanimously adopted the Council Implementing Decision 2022/382 of 4 March 2022 and activated the Council Directive 2001/55/EC, (Temporary Protection Directive- TPD). Last Saturday, 4 March 2023 marked the first year of the TPD;s implementation. With only two years until it expires and […]