public opinion

Time running out for more inclusive policies? “Pathways” Debates and Demands for Access to Permanent Immigration Status in Canada

Struggles over who has access to permanent immigration status in Canada have been fought with renewed intensity during and emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. With less than two years before a federal election must be called, the country’s Liberal government risks wasting a historic opportunity to shift policy in more inclusive directions. It again raised […]

Acceptance of Refugees and Solidarity in the EU

The European Union is still feeling the reverberations of the 2015 migrant crisis, which sowed deep divisions among member states about the acceptance of refugees and migrants. Against this background, the Ukraine crisis has triggered the largest inflow of refugees in Europe since the second world war. As part of the ERC Synergy Project SOLID […]

Why are Ukrainian refugees welcomed in Central and Eastern Europe?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine means that countries in Central and Eastern Europe are facing an unprecedented number of refugees crossing their borders. Poland, for instance, received around 100,000 refugees in the previous 30 years and then over 2 million in the first three weeks of the conflict with a huge wave of popular support […]