RESPOND – Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond

More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx. The so-called refugee crisis has created deep divisions and policy incoherence in the EU among member states. The crisis foregrounded the vulnerability of European borders, the tenuous jurisdiction of the Schengen system and broad problems with multi-level governance of migration and integration. One of the most visible impacts of the refugee crisis has been the polarization of politics in EU Member States and intra-Member State policy (in)coherence in responding to the crisis.

The recently granted Horizon 2020 project RESPOND will study the multilevel governance of migration in 11 countries. The consortium behind this project consists of 14 partners from source, transit and destination countries and will be coordinated by Uppsala University.

PI from the University of Copenhagen is Director of AMIS, Nils Holtug. The project, which runs from December 2017 – November 2020, is hosted at the Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS).

For more information, see the main webpage for the project at Uppsala University