Transnational Migration in Europe and Asia – the EURA-NET project


The FP7 EURA-NET project (Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People) examines the transformative characteristics of temporary transnational human mobility in Europe-Asia contexts. It assesses the ways in which international, EU and domestic policy, and the legal framing of human mobility as ‘temporary migration’, affects people's lives and challenges migrants’ rights and socio-economic inclusion.

CEPS is a partner in the three-year EURA-NET project, which is coordinated by the University of Tampere and involves an interdisciplinary network of 12 universities and research centres in Europe and Asia, including partners in China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.

CEPS’ research focuses on the diverse set of EU actors and policy/legal instruments that shape the external dimensions of the EU’s overall migration policy. The JHA unit has conducted an in-depth study on the practical challenges of implementing the EU readmission agreements and expulsion policies for irregular immigrants. It has also examined the priority areas and achievements/obstacles in EU-Asia cooperation in the framework of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) and the European Migration Agenda. Two high-level policy meetings will be organised in the next phase of the project where the main research findings and recommendations will be discussed with EU and international policy-makers, civil society organisations and practitioners. 

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Contact person: Sergio Carrera