Putting refugees into perspective, Dr. Jeroen Doomernik (Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), UvA), digs deeper into the nature of migration processes. He will explore Europe’s attempts to organize these according to categories and labels ranging from legal and illegal migrants, refugees, to asylum or fortune seekers.
Doomernik looks at how these categories and labels determine what happens to people on the ground. He puts this against a backdrop of how the family of European nations have committed themselves to international agreements on the movement of people whether that be in mass migration or in conventions detailing the human rights of refugees or those seeking asylum. What does the resulting tension tell us about the way Europe deals with mass migrations? Find out not only how governments respond to the (potential) arrival of such migrants but what the unintended consequences are of these approaches.