Funding for migration research by NCHS associates at CMI

KABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec.18, 2010) — A young Afghan refugee eats a piece of candy given to him by an American soldier. Photo: Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga/US Air Force

NordForsk has awarded funding under the Joint Nordic-UK research program on Migration and Integration to CMI researchers Are John Knudsen and Cathrine Talleraas. The project Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration Management in Africa and the Middle East (EFFEXT) examines how actors in Africa and the Middle East navigate competing global and national priorities on migration management in an EU-centric policy context.

Amongst the aims of the project is to examine the humanitarian aspects of the refugee situation in specific cases and the relevant migration policies for selected countries.

The project is carried out in close collaboration with institutional partners in Denmark and the UK, The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Oxford Brookes University, the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), and the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute (GDI).