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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 Eda Gemi 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 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.

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, formerly Senior Fellow at ELIAMEP and currently member of its Scientific Board, participates in the OECD Network of International Migration Experts, drafting each year a report reviewing the size and features of the migrant population in Greece, its labour market and overall social and political integration, and the challenges of irregular migration and asylum seeking. The report discusses also the migration policy developments in Greece while most recently these reports cover also the issue of emigration from Greece as a result of the economic crisis. The reports can be consulted HERE.

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

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

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

Recent publications

Triandafyllidou, A. and Angeli, D. 2014. ’Is the indiscriminate detention of irregular migrants a cost-effective policy tool? A case-study of the Amygdaleza Pre-Removal Center‘, MIDAS Policy Brief

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

Dimitriadi, A. 2013. Greece: the case of migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Nissos Publishing (In Greek)

Triandafyllidou & Dimitriadi.2013. Migration Management at the Outposts of the European Union: The Case of Italy’s and Greece’s Borders, Griffith Law Review [22:  3]

Maroufof, M. 2013.‘“With all the cares in the world”: Irregular migrant domestic workers in Greece’ in A. Triandafyllidou (ed.) ‘Irregular Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe: Who Cares?’, Aldershot: Ashgate

Maroufof, M. and Triandafyllidou, A. 2013. ‘EU citizenship and intra EU mobility: a virtuous circle even in times of crisis’ in Bruno de Witte, Adrienne Héritier and Alexander H. Trechsel (eds.) The Euro Crisis and the State of European Democracy, European University Institute, Florence

Maroukis, Th. and Gemi, E. (2013), ‘Circular Migration between Greece and Albania: beyond the state?’, in Triandafyllidoy A. (ed.), Circular Migration between Europe and its Neighbourhood: Choice or Necessity?, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Nikolova, M. and Triandafyllidou, A. 2013. “Bulgarian migration in Greece: Past trends and current challenges” in Dimitrova, T. and Kahl, T. (eds) Migration from and towards Bulgaria, Berlin: Frank and Timme

Triandafyllidou, A. 2013. (ed) Circular Migration

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

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

Gemi, E. 2012. “Moldavian domestic workers: the “hidden” aspects of their integration pathways”, at Bellas, Ch. (ed.), Domestic work and social integration of migrant women in Greece, Athens, Topos Publications

Gemi, E, Ulasiuk, I. and Triandafyllidou, A. 2012. “Migrants and Media Newsmaking”, at Triandafyllidou, A (ed.) Migrants and the Media in the Twenty-first Century. Obstacles and opportunities for the media to reflect diversity and promote integration, Routledge

Gemi, E, Ulasiuk, I. and Triandafyllidou, A. 2012. “Migrants and Media Newsmaking”, at Triandafyllidou, A (ed.) Migrants and the Media in the Twenty-first Century. Obstacles and opportunities for the media to reflect diversity and promote integration, Routledge

Nikolova M. and Maroukis, Th. 2012 “Irregular Migrants in the European South through the Greek Case: Numbers and Pressure on Healthcare” in D. Ingleby, A. Chiarenza, W. Devillé & I. Kotsioni (Eds.)  Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities. COST Series on Health and Diversity, Volume II. Antwerp/Apeldoorn: Garant.  ISBN 978-90-441-2932-8

Triandafyllidou, A. and Maroukis, T. 2012. Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe, London: Palgrave

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

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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