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Research activities on contemporary international migration

ruby photoThe ELIAMEP Migration Research Team

Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou,  Dr Angeliki Dimitriadi, Ms Eda Gemi, Ms Michaela Maroufof, Ms Marina Nikolova.

Participation in international networks

The ELIAMEP and the researchers Eda Gemi and Marina Nikolova have undertaken the national coordination for Greece of the project MIPEX 2015: Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates, led by Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG).

ELIAMEP (Eda Gemi and Marina Nikolova) is the national coordinator for Greece at the European Integration Web Site since 2010. The EWSI is coordinated by the Migration Policy Group (MPG) in Brussels and sponsored by the European Commission.

Anna Triandafyllidou is the Greek Correspondent (since 2010) at the SOPEMI Network of Migration Experts in the OECD, which prepares the International Migration Outlook publication each year.

Anna Triandafyllidou (with Michaela Maroufof) have been the  National Correspondents for Greece at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Independent Network on Labour Migration and Integration Experts (LINET).

Irregular Migration

The ELIAMEP migration team has started a new project on the Governance of Irregular Migration (IRMA) in October 2012. IRMA is funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece, through the ARISTEIA programme, and will last for 36 months. This new project seeks to answer two fundamental policy research questions:

  • How do migration control policies affect the plans and actions of prospective (and actual) irregular migrants?
  • Hence: why some policies are more successful than others?

ELIAMEP’s migration research team has concluded a study on the Treatment of Irregular Migrants at the EU External Borders, coordinated by Thanos Maroukis with the participation of Michaela Maroufof, Kleopatra Youssef, Angeliki Dimitriadi, Despoina Syrri and Marina Nikolova. The project was funded by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and focused on the Greek Turkish sea and land borders, Cyprus and the Bulgarian Turkish land border. The report covering EU’s external sea borders, titled ‘Fundamental rights at Europe’s southern sea borders’ was published in March 2013.


Triandafyllidou, A. (ed) (2013) Irregular Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe: Who Cares?, Aldershot: Ashgate,. With Contributions from Michaela Maroufof and Thanos Maroukis.

This book offers a comparative analysis of the working and living conditions of irregular migrant domestic workers in nine European countries. The book discusses the links between gender, migration, care and welfare policies in Europe. Originally work presented in this volume partly arises from the FRIM project (Fundamental Rights of Irregular Migrants in Europe, funded by the Fundamental Rights Agency)

Triandafyllidou, A. and Maroukis, T. (2011) Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe, London: Palgrave

This book surveys the phenomenon of migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean. It looks at the routes of irregular migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Spain and Italy. It meticulously analyses the phenomenon of migrant smuggling with a focus on the routes that lead from Africa and Asia via Turkey to Greece. The book questions to what extent migrant smuggling is a business or indeed a social process enmeshed in origin and transit countries’ social networks.

Integration and Multiculturalism

From December 2012 to June 2013, the ELIAMEP team assists in the implementation of the Project 4.1a./2011: Developing a cooperation network to link representatives of Mediterranean Member States facing similar challenges as Greece in respect to the integration of third country nationals financed through the European and National Integration Fund.  The main objective of this project was to build, activate and support a cooperation network among stakeholders of the public sector, the private sector and civil society which are active in the Mediterranean member states: Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The ELIAMEP team is also involved (since April 2011) in the MOVEACT project on the integration of intra EU migrants into their places of destination. The  project compares the processes of social and political integration of leisure-movers (e.g. Germans or Brits moving to southern Europe for life style reasonås) vs. economic migrants (e.g. Romanians and Bulgarians migrating to find better life and employment prospects). MOVEACT has released its first publications.  The project’s plans include dissemination events in the four participating countries which will be held in late 2012.

New edition!

Triandafyllidou, A. and Gropas, R. (eds) European Immigration: A Sourcebook, second expanded edition, Aldershot: Ashgate, to appear in February 2014.

This book’s first edition arose from the POLITIS research project, funded by European Commission Research DG, on the period 2004-2007. The current edition covers the 28 member states and analyses theoretically and comparatively the phenomenon of migration in Europe.

New book!

Triandafyllidou, A. Modood, T. and Meer, N. (2011) (eds) European Multiculturalisms; Cultural, Religious and Ethnic Challenges. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

European Multiculturalism(s) draws from research undertaken within the EMILIE research project which was completed in November 2009. EMILIE investigated the challenges that migration-related cultural and religious diversity raise in nine EU countries. For more visit the EMILIE website.

Triandafyllidou, A. (2010) Muslims in 21st Century Europe. Structural and Cultural Perspectives  – now available in paperback

Integration measures

ELIAMEP Researchers Dr Dia Anagnostou and Ms Anna Kandyla participate in the ASSESS research project (Assessing integration measures for vulnerable migrant groups) which will monitor and assess the effectiveness of integration measures that have been adopted at the level of Member States. The assessment, in particular, aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the application of the common EU guidelines and principles in the area of integration. It specifically focuses on the most vulnerable migrant groups, such as women, children and victims of trafficking.


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