Migrations

The uncountable: How Covid-19 affected migrants and refugees’ health 

Friday 15 January 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

With COVID-19 in the spotlight, refugees and undocumented migrants disappeared from public attention. Precisely what swept these communities away from the agenda, however, disproportionately affected them.


Pandemic has prevented many migrants from reaching Europe 

Friday 30 April 2021 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

The various COVID-19 related lockdowns and closures of the EU’s borders have reduced mobility, particularly of migrants. First-time asylum applications fell by 37 percent between 2019 and November 2020.


Mapping the migrant camps in Europe 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Elvira Krithari
| MIIR

Successful integration of refugees and migrants into their host society is at the core of the European migration strategy - at least, on paper. In reality their current living conditions show that they are far from meeting this objective. MIIR’s analysis on the refugee issue in Europe seeks to answer the question: "What are Europe’s plans for the refugees?”


The lobbyists behind EU response to migration 

Friday 05 March 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

A “fortress Europe” is being built thanks to a massive deployment of resources. The result is that the border agency Frontex embraced corporate interests rather than human rights, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) shows.


The migrant pay gap is widening 

Friday 26 February 2021 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

The latest ILO report shows that migrant workers have more precarious contacts and earn 13 percent less on average than domestic workers, for equal work. This gap is widening, and is particularly stark for female migrants.


Migrants amidst COVID-19: heroes, just for one day 

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

Fresh data released by the Migration Data Portal highlight the positive role migrant workers have played during COVID-19 crisis in Western societies, as well as their exposure to the pandemic.


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Kosovo, dreaming of a life abroad 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Majlinda Aliu
| OBC Transeuropa

Although Kosovo is still on the "black list" of Schengen, many of its citizens dream of a future abroad. Among the most qualified professional categories, such as doctors, we can already speak of brain drain.


When Europeans seek asylum  in depth

Wednesday 22 August 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Every year, almost 100,000 Europeans seek asylum in EU countries, and the number of applications continues to grow. Yet this is a phenomenon which remains at the margins of the debate on asylum – and that on EU enlargement.


There’s an urgent need for foreign labour in Croatia 

Friday 18 January 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

Fewer births, greater life expectancy, emigration. These are some of the ingredients adding up to local labour shortages - now a major problem in many Eastern European countries.


Go East: home is where joy is  in depth

Wednesday 25 October 2017 | Lidija Pisker
| OBC Transeuropa

More and more professionals from the Western Balkans choose to seek a better life by going east – opting for countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland