About the conference

RESPOND is a Horizon 2020 project, which has studied the multilevel governance of migration in Europe and beyond from 2011 onwards. Its final conference is dedicated to the transnational exchange between researchers, stakeholders and a wider (political) public on main findings, lessons learned and best practices.

Five years after what has been labelled the European refugee crisis, debates about its impacts for the European asylum and migration policy are still ongoing. Cross-country comparative research in a consortium of 14 partners from 11 source, transit and destination countries provides in-depth understanding of governance of recent mass migration especially along the Balkan route.

The conference’s four panels and an evening lecture open up a forum to critically discuss the political and legal frameworks of movement to and within the European Union (EU), the crisis management at the EU’s external borders as well as local practices of reception and integration of refugees in the different EU member countries. 11 posters present a recap of the situation in 11 countries along the project’s main thematic fields: (1) Border management and security, (2) Refugee protection regimes, (3) Reception policies and (4) Integration policies.

The conference, originally planned to take place in Berlin, is now held online. Visit the official RESPOND Website for more information about the project.

About the conference


Partner

The consortium is formed of 14 partners from 11 source, transit and destination countries and is coordinated by Uppsala University in Sweden.

Partner