Background information

A dirty deal: Field report from moria detention camp, Lesvos, Greece

Report by Dr. med. Ryan Roberts

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Idomeni: Resisting and Hoping at the Borders of 'Fortress Europe'

Report about the "March over the Fortress" at the Greek-Macedonian border in March 2016 from borderline-europe.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

“Hotspot Hellas”: Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan

Es brodelt unter den Migranten, sowohl in den improvisierten Camps von Idomeni und Piräus als auch in der Ostägäis. Aber auch bei vielen Griechen liegen mittlerweil die Nerven blank, vor allem auf den Inseln.

full report Language(s): Deutsch / German

 

Cadus / Sea-Watch Pressrelease: Ferries for a #safepassage, not for deportation!

CADUS // Sea-Watch condemn the deportations from Greece to Turkey which are taking place in line with the EU-Turkey deal since today morning, starting from our operational area Lesbos.
The recent agreement is forcing refugees on even more dangerous routes, and is favoring the business of smugglers in the first place. Sometimes, it even comes to death at sea, as Turkey is carrying out brutal pushbacks, while effective rescue efforts through civil society organisations as Cadus // Sea-Watch are hindered by the authorities.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Einnahmen- und Ausgabenplan des EASO 2016

Im Amtsblatt der EU vom 30.03.2016 wurde der Einnahmen- und Ausgabenplan des Europäischen Unterstützungsbüros für Asylfragen (EASO) für das Haushaltsjahr 2016 veröffentlicht. Der Plan sieht 19,5 Millionen Euro für 2016 vor, im Vergleich zum Vorjahr bedeutet das lediglich einen Anstieg um 3,5 Millionen Euro. Ausgerechnet die Ausgaben für den Dienstbetrieb werden kaum erhöht.

full report Language(s): Deutsch / German

 

Einnahmen- und Ausgabenplan für Frontex 2016

Im Amtsblatt der EU vom 30.03.2016 wurde der Einnahmen- und Ausgabenplan für die Grenzschutzagentur Frontex für das Haushaltsjahr 2016 veröffentlicht. Der Plan sieht mehr als 250 Millionen Euro für 2016 vor, im Vergleich zu 2014 bedeutet das fast eine Verdreifachung. Der Großteil der Ausgaben (209 Millionen Euro) ist für die operativen Tätigkeiten vorgesehen.

full report Language(s): Deutsch / German

 

Slavonski Brod: Report on Systematic Human Rights Violations in Refugee Centre

The report documents the systematic human rights violations that take place at the Croatian Refugee Reception and Transit Centre in Slavonski Brod. The refugees detained there are denied the right of freedom of movement and a fair asylum trial.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

MEDMIG Report: migration flows, routes and trajectories across the Mediterranean

"In 2015 over one million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. Thousands died along the way. The MEDMIG project seeks to better understand these unprecedented movements in the region by examining the journeys, motivations and aspirations of refugees and migrants in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Malta."

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Progress report of the European Commission on the implementation of the hotspot approach in Greece

As part of the immediate action to assist Member States facing intense migratory pressures at
the EU’s external borders, the European Agenda on Migration adopted in May 2015 set out a
new hotspot approach. Greece and Italy are the two Member States where this hotspot
approach is currently being implemented.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

The EU’s Shifting Practices of (Non-) Assistance and Bordering in a Time of Crisis

Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani (co-founders of WatchTheMed)have been working on Forensic Oceanography, a project that critically investigates the militarized border regime and the politics of migration in the Mediterranean Sea.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Interview with Bloggers from Migrants Matter

The blog regroups former students from more than 40 different countries who came together during the Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation. They are deeply concerned by the treatment of migrants in Europe today, and have decided to take action on this by pulling together and launching a campaign for better protection of their rights.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Interview with Bloggers from The Migrationist

The Migrationist is an international, collaborative academic/professional blog designed to promote public discourse informed by academics and professionals who focus on issues surrounding migration and refugees.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Interview with Blogger Philippe Wannesson from Passeurs d’Hospitalités

The blog “Passeurs d’Hospitalités” documents the situation of exiles in Calais on a daily basis. It delivers information about current incidents, and aims at providing a better understanding of the situation in all its complexity, deconstructing preconceived ideas and clichés spread by the media.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Survive and advance: The economics of smuggling refugees and migrants into Europe

Violent conflicts, terrorism, long-standing repressive regimes, chronic poverty and inequality have driven an unprecedented number of refugees and migrants to Europe. Those making the journey are assisted by an increasingly violent and opportunistic smuggling industry. Sustainable profits made by this industry have allowed transnational networks to develop where they previously did not exist, with serious implications for human security and state stability. Effective responses will require an understanding of the drivers and dynamics of the crisis. This understanding should be sufficiently nuanced to recognise that each journey of migration is defined by the ethnicity, income level and country of origin of the migrants, as well as by a highly responsive smuggling industry.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Photo Essay: Libya’s Highway of Smuggling

The flow of smuggled goods and people along Libya’s southern border illustrates the lawlessness and insecurity across that stretch of land.

See the full essay: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/?fa=62852&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRovva3IZKXonjHpfsX66ewrWaKg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YoFTMR0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEIQ7XYTLB2t60MWA%3D%3D

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Pressemitteilung der Neuen Deutschen Organisationen (NDO)

Die NEUEN DEUTSCHEN ORGANISATIONEN (NDO):
Die knüpfen an die jahrzehntelange Arbeit von Migrantenselbstorganisationen, Ausländer- und Integrationsbeiräten an, doch sie unterscheiden sich in folgenden Punkten:
1. Sie betonen ihre Zugehörigkeit zur Gesellschaft bereits im Namen.
2. Sie definieren sich nicht ethnisch und engagieren sich gemeinsam mit allen, die ihre Anliegen teilen – egal, wie lange oder kurz die Vorfahren auf dem Gebiet der Bundesrepublik leben.
3. Sie wollen nicht mehr über „Integrationsmaßnahmen“ reden, sondern über gleiche Rechte und Chancen sowie über Rassismus in der Gesellschaft.
4. Sie wollen in den Debatten über das Einwanderunsland Deutschland als „Aufnahmegesellschaft“ verstanden werden, nicht als Einwanderer. Sie sind Teil der Lösung.

full report Language(s): Deutsch / German

 

NGO's and volunteers helping refugees in Greece to be placed under state control

The General Secretariat of Aegean and Island Coordinating Committee have finally produced two forms that all NGOs working on the Greek islands to help refugees will have to complete and register with the police in order to carry on their work. NGOs and volunteers have been helping arriving refugees for more than a year - when for most of the time the EU and international agencies were conspicuously absent.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Tagung des Europäischen Rates - Schlussfolgerungen zur Migration

Nach dem ersten Tag des EU-Gipfels in Brüssel vom 18. bis 19.Februar 2016 wurde eine Pressemitteilung veröffentlicht, in der u.a. "Schlussfolgerungen zur Migration" festgehalten werden. Ziel der EU ist weiterhin der Außengrenzschutz, die Wahrung des Schengenraums und das Eindämmen von Migration. Es wird zu enger Zusammenarbeit von EU und Frontex mit der Nato aufgefordert, sowie auf die Umsetzung des Aktionsplans mit der Türkei gedrängt.

full report Language(s): Deutsch / German

 

"EUNAVFOR MED - Operation SOPHIA" - Six Monthly Report

The report, dated 29 January 2016, is written by the Operation Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino of the Italian Navy, for the European Union Military Committee and the Political and Security Committee of the EU. It gives refugee flow statistics and outlines the performed and planned operation phases (1, 2A, 2B and 3), the corresponding activities of the joint EU forces operating in the Mediterranean and the future strategies for the operation.

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

“Europe must do more...” Hasn’t it done enough?

"The greatest mistake would be to analyse the current situation and try to resolve it by following the same policy principles and approaches which produced it, as the EU is currently doing, by
intensifying and militarising them. The current model has been based on restricting “illegal” or “irregular” immigration as absolute policy goals, by portraying the figure of the irregular and illegal migrant, or “clandestine”, who would be better termed “irregularised” or “illegalised”, as a security threat."

full report Language(s): Englisch / English

 

Pages