New project at CEPS on migration and integration

With support from the Mercator Foundation, CEPS is poised to begin a three-year project to provide policy advice and conduct related academic research on the European immigration and asylum system. Together with our research partners (Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy), we will work with policy-makers, civil society, and other stakeholders to produce new knowledge and understanding leading to innovative policy proposals in the areas of migration and integration.

The background is well known: the European asylum and immigration system is in crisis. Large numbers of refugees and other irregular migrants are seeking entry into the European Union, which is simultaneously struggling to meet their basic needs, to distribute asylum applicants among EU member states and to efficiently integrate those individuals who are allowed to stay into their host societies. In response, some member states are re-introducing border controls and thereby partly disassembling the Schengen area, which was once regarded as one of the greatest achievements of European integration.

The project will support the design and further refinement of appropriate asylum and immigration policies at the EU level as well as in EU member states.

 

Job opportunity at CEPS in the economics of migration

CEPS seeks to recruit an ambitious research fellow to steer a new project on the European immigration and asylum system. Together with our research partners – the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy – the researcher will work with policy-makers, civil society and other stakeholders to produce new knowledge and understanding leading to innovative policy proposals in the areas of migration and integration.

Applications must be submitted by 20 March 2016.

More info: http://bit.ly/1QK4RPH