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Research activities on contemporary international migration

ruby photoELIAMEP Migration Research Team

Co-ordinatorMs Eda Gemi

Research Fellows:  Dr Angeliki DimitriadiMs Michaela MaroufofMs Marina Nikolova, Ms Danai Aggeli

Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, member of ELIAMEP’s Scientific Board, is affiliated to the research team.

Current research projects on irregular migration

The ELIAMEP migration team has started three new research projects:

The first is on the Governance of Irregular Migration (IRMA) since 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.

The second project, MIDASaspires to catalogue and provide a comprehensive picture of the diverse policies and operational measures undertaken in the context of controlling irregular migration.

The third project titled Integration policies: Who benefits? The development and use of indicators in integration debates (MIPEX 2015) aims to inform and engage key policy actors about how to use indicators to improve integration governance and policy effectiveness.

Additionally, ELIAMEP Researcher 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.

Participation in international networks

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).



Triandafyllidou, A. 2015 . The Routledge Migration and Asylum Handbook, London: Routledge, forthcoming in fall 2015

Triandafyllidou, A. and Isaakyan, I. 2015. High Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives, London: Palgrave, forthcoming in summer 2015

Triandafyllidou, A. and Marchetti, S. (2014) (eds) Employers, Agencies and Migration: Care Work in Europe, Aldershot: Ashgate, in press, 2014

Recent publications

Triandafyllidou, A. and Gropas, R. (2014) European Immigration: A Sourcebook, second, new and expanded edition, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014

Triandafyllidou, A. (2013) (ed) Circular Migration between Europe and its Neighbourhood: Choice or Necessity?, Oxford: Oxford University Press, published on 24 August 2013

Triandafyllidou, A. (2013) Irregular Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe: Who Cares?, Aldershot: Ashgate (published February 2013)

Triandafyllidou, A. and Maroukis, T. (2012) Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe, London: Palgrave, published on 13 April 2012

Triandafyllidou, A. Modood, T. and Meer, N. (2011) (eds) European Multiculturalisms, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (published November 2011)

Previous projects

From December 2012 to June 2013, the ELIAMEP team assisted 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 was also involved (since April 2011) in the MOVEACT project on the integration of intra EU migrants into their places of destination. The  project compared 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).


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