The ELIAMEP Migration Research Team
Participation in international networks
ELIAMEP (Anna Triandafyllidou 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).
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 relevant reports will be published in late 2012 by the FRA.
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.
Dr. Thanos Maroukis, former researcher of the ELIAMEP Migration Team, gave a speech in the Hellenic Parliament on 30 March 2011, on the theme of ‘Irregular Migration and Repercussions on the Social Security System’. A video of Dr Maroukis’ speech is available here.
Anna Triandafyllidou’s study on seasonal migration in Europe published in ELIAMEP Thesis (November 2010).
Integration and Multiculturalism
From December 2012 the ELIAMEP team assists in developing a Cooperation Network among Mediterranean member-states facing similar challenges as Greece in respect to the integration of third country nationals. The project is financed by the European Integration Fund.
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.
Triandafyllidou, A. (2010) Muslims in 21st Century Europe. Structural and Cultural Perspectives – now available in paperback
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.