The annual topic in 2016 was "Improving the responses to the migration and refugee crisis in Europe". Take a look at our publications:
At the summit 2016 we released our second common publication. The four chapters offer an analysis of the crisis and suggest ways forward.
From Conflict to Equilibrium: The Construction of a Common Ground for Social and Political Consensus on Migration
Author: Yves Pascouau Director of migration and mobility policies at the European Policy Centre (Brussels); Senior Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute (Paris); Editor of the website www.EuropeanMigrationLaw.eu
Beyond Crisis Management: The Path Towards an Effective, Pro-active and Fair European Refugee Policy
Authors: Matthias M. Mayer, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Mehrdad Mehregani, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
From Fragmentation to Integration: Towards a “Whole-of-Society” Approach to Receiving and Settling Newcomers in Europe
Authors: Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and President, MPI Europe
Meghan Benton, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI
Vision Europe — The EU and the Refugee Crisis
Authors: Massimo Bordignon, Bruegel and Catholic University of Milan
Pedro Góis, University of Coimbra and Center for Social Studies (CES)
Simone Moriconi, Catholic University of Milan, University of Luxembourg, CESifo
In addition, the following research papers have been published:
In “Exploring the Current Migration/ Integration ‘Crisis’— What Bottom-up Solutions?” Tiziana Caponio (University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto) and Teresa M. Cappiali (Collegio Carlo Alberto) analyze the current migration/integration ‘crisis’ from a bottom-up perspective by considering three different sets of responses: public opinion perceptions of the crisis, narratives and frames proposed by political groups and the media, and (good) practices undertaken by local authorities and civil society organizations.
Hameed Hakimi (Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House), presents the Afghan example in “Understanding the Drivers of Migration to Europe: Lessons from Afghanistan for the Current Refugee Crisis”. This paper studies the implementation and impact of European approaches in Afghanistan, one of the primary source countries of refugees globally for almost four decades. This provides examples of lessons to be learned in the approach to other countries such as Syria which will continue to be a focus of humanitarian aid and development support for the foreseeable future.
Integration is no longer a peripheral policy area, if it ever was. But more than any time in the past, it is at the forefront of the minds of Europe’s policymakers. Many of the structural adaptations needed to turn this crisis into an opportunity will benefit everyone. But to truly make this work, everyone has to play their part. Demetrios G. Papademetriou (Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and MPI Europe) and Meghan Benton (MPI) approach these matters in “From Fragmentation to Integration: Towards a ‘Whole-of-Society’ Approach to Receiving and Settling Newcomers in Europe”.