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 […]
Researching ourselves: (Non)emotional thoughts on what it means to be a Ukrainian scholar fleeing the war.
“Have you ever written a statement of motivation for a job application in a bomb shelter?” – asked a colleague of mine from Kyiv, who is now hosted by Free University of Berlin. These are just some of the questions we, Ukrainian scholars fleeing the war, have found ourselves asking over the past year. At […]
Integration is one of the major challenges posed to the European Union and it is even more so in light of the millions of refugees displaced by the war in Ukraine just in the last year. But increasingly, the existing EU legal and policy framework supports a controversial concept of integration: it allows and encourages […]
In many ways, a lot has changed in migration policy in the European Union in the past few decades. There were far reaching institutional changes that resulted from the Lisbon Treaty and an expansive shift to multi-level, and cross-sectorial governance. These changes brought in a diverse set of (private and public) actors and ideas into […]
A new study carried out at the Migration Policy Centre shows strong support for people displaced by the war in Ukraine and that governments need to show that they have a plan to manage mass displacement otherwise attitudes could change. More than 5 million people have now been displaced by the war in Ukraine. Many […]