Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Politics and International Studies

Abstract

Current policy interventions urgently need assessing in light of unprecedented levels of migration and a catastrophic increase in refugee and migrant deaths across the Mediterranean Sea. While refugee and migrant deaths en route to the European Union are by no means new, the level and intensity of recent tragedies is unprecedented. More than 1850 deaths were recorded January-May 2015, demanding swift action on the part of EU Member States. This project produces a timely and robust evidence base as grounds for informing policy interventions developed under emergency conditions. It does so by assessing the impact of such interventions on those that they affect most directly: refugees and migrants themselves.

As migratory pressures increase across North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, EU leaders have committed to a strengthened presence at sea, while fighting trafficking and smuggling networks, and extending cross-regional cooperation in order to prevent 'illegal migration flows'. Although there remain significant continuities in EU policy, developments in the region have shifted quickly under emergency conditions. Triton, a joint border management operation coordinated by the European external border agency Frontex, replaced the Italian search and rescue operation Mare Nostrum in autumn 2014. Triton's rescue capacities increased in early 2015, alongside a renewed focus on cross-regional migration and development cooperation, such as through the Khartoum and Rabat processes. New EU efforts to disrupt smuggling and trafficking networks in the region have also been initiated through the EUNAVFOR Med naval operation.

These developments urgently need assessing in terms of their impact on refugee and migrant movements across the region. The EU has emphasised the importance of reinforcing internal solidarity between Member States and fostering shared responsibility through cross-regional cooperation. Nevertheless, such concerns reflect a policy agenda that has thus far had limited success in providing effective protection or settlement outcomes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat. A renewed assessment of policy interventions is therefore pressing. This project undertakes such an assessment by engaging the journeys and experiences of refugees and migrants, asking: What are the impacts of policy interventions on migratory journeys and experiences across the Mediterranean? How do refugees and migrants negotiate complex and entwined migratory and regulatory dynamics? In what ways can policy be re-shaped to address migrant deaths at sea?

Developments in search and rescue, anti-smuggling, and preventive mechanisms cannot be assessed in isolation from those who are most directly affected by such developments. An approach grounded in the journeys and experiences of refugees and migrants is thus urgent in order to effectively assess the impact of policy interventions across the Mediterranean. The project produces a robust evidence base that explores the effects of policy interventions on refugees and migrants across the region, focusing on three EU island arrival points in Greece, Italy and Malta. Qualitative interview data, both textual and visual, is produced through an interdisciplinary participatory research approach, and made available through the UK Data Service. This data is subject to a timely initial and on-going analysis, and is disseminated through research briefs and reports, project workshops and a conference, a project website, academic journal articles, as well as via various media outlets.

The project contributes: an interdisciplinary perspective on the legal and social implications of policy interventions in the region; a comparative perspective on migratory routes and methods of travel across the Mediterranean; a qualitative analysis of the journeys and experiences of refugees and migrants; and methodological insights into participatory research under emergency conditions.

Planned Impact

Beneficiaries of this research include:
- EU, NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY MAKERS: EU Permanent Representations and JHA Counsellors; the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs; the EU Commissioner for Migration; European Asylum Support Office; MEPs; UK Home Office; UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration; Greek, Italian, Maltese and Member State Home Affairs and Interior Ministries; Office of the President of Malta; Mayoral offices of Kos and Sicily
- INTERNATIONAL, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND GOVERMENTAL AGENCIES: UNHCR; IOM; FRA; Frontex; asylum reception, coastguard, military, and policing authorities; International Maritime Organisation
- NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS: Amnesty International; European Council on Refugees and Exiles; Human Rights Watch; International Rescue Committee; Jesuit Refugee Service; Médecins Sans Frontières; Medical Foundation; Migrant Offshore Aid System; Red Cross; Save the Children
- CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS: Refugee and migrant led groups and solidarity networks such as Borderline Sicilia and Kos Solidarity, plus local UK groups
- RESEARCHERS AND INFORMATION NETWORKS: International Centre for Migration Policy Development; Migration Policy Centre; Integrated Regional Information Networks; media and cultural outlets

The multi-dimensional nature of this project ensures that it will benefit a wide range of non-academic users. Policy-makers will acquire comparative knowledge of the legal and social implications of search and rescue, anti-smuggling, and preventive border security and development mechanisms. Research briefs and reports will be circulated to policy-making communities, along with additional publications and presentations targeted to maximise participation in two local workshops and a final conference in Brussels. International, inter-governmental, and governmental agencies will also benefit from the project by gaining a deeper understanding of the social consequences and the humanitarian and human rights implicatis of search and rescue, policing, and reception practices under emergency conditions. Representatives from these groups will be consulted throughout the project, and will receive publications and invitations to project events. NGOs will have an independent and comparative evidence source documenting the journeys and experiences of refugees and migrants, and will be targeted for impact through consultation, project events, and publications. Civil society groups will benefit from having opportunities to share views, challenge skewed or misinformation, and highlight concerns related to the situation of refugees and migrants. The project will maximise the impact of the research on this group through workshop participation, forum engagement, consultation processes, as well as publications and wider dissemination mechanisms. Researchers and information networks will also benefit from the contributions of the project to debates about policy effects, migration and border dynamics, and participatory methodologies. The outputs of this project will be widely circulated through email lists and social media, as well as through project events. University of Warwick Press Office will organise press releases and the dataset will be accessible via the UK Data Service.

Involving beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries throughout all stages of the research process is integral to the impact of this project, which will:
- Invite diverse beneficiaries to review the research (research design, data collection, review, and analysis)
- Consult an Advisory Board of practitioners, researchers, and activists (research design, data collection, analysis, review, and dissemination)
- Ensure timely publication of initial findings via briefs and reports, with accessible feedback mechanisms via workshops and website forums (review and dissemination)
The project team will mobilise its extensive networks across the EU and Mediterranean to maximise impact throughout the research process

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title 'Routes to Peace?' - a collaborative artwork with International Artist and Activist, Salma Zulfiqar, who brings to life the stories of 10 refugee women from Syria and Africa 
Description The artwork contains stories of the women which have been featured in a report published by Warwick University led by Professor Vicki Squire called: Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat. The report emphasises the importance of recognising the voices and claims of people on the move in debates surrounding migration. The artwork is accompanied by audio recordings of excerpts of the women's stories which have been voiced by actors. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The outputs include an artwork open to public. The artwork is accompanied by audio recordings of excerpts of the women's stories which have been voiced by actors. Salma Zulfiqar highlights the dangerous journeys the women made crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach safety in Europe. Her artwork brings to life the stories of 10 refugee women from Syria and Africa. 
 
Title Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat Interactive Map 
Description The Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat Interactive Map allows audiences to view both complex and fragmented migratory journeys visually, while also reading about the experiences of people making the journey. It allows for active engagement with the stories of individuals interviewed as part of the Crossing the Mediterranean project and shares the experiences of people making the journey in their own words. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The Interactive map allows for active engagement with the stories of individuals interviewed as part of the Crossing the Mediterranean project and shares the experiences of people making the journey in their own words. The map has been viewed by over 2000 people in its first two years, and many have given positive feedback about how the map has changed their perception of migration. 
URL https://crossing-the-med-map.warwick.ac.uk/
 
Title Postcard 
Description Postcard with information about the project online map 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Distributed to audiences at talks for accessing the project onlline map 
 
Description Our project was completed in February 2019 and involved research in two phases. The first research phase was based on 136 in-depth, narrative interviews that were conducted in Sicily, Kos, and Malta between September and November 2015. The second phase was completed May-July 2016 and involved 121 in-depth interviews in Athens, Istanbul, Rome, and Berlin. The main outcomes of this project include: (1) the compilation of a database of qualitative interview and observational data by the research team, based on ethnographic work and 257 in-depth interviews with a total of 271 people on the move across seven arrival / transit points along the central and eastern Mediterranean migratory routes; (2) the development of a collaborative research network, including diverse beneficiaries with various stakeholders (policy-making communities, NGOs, artists and community groups); (3) the production of a body of diverse research outputs for a range of different audiences, including non-academic publications and blogs, policy evidence and summaries of findings, evidence briefings, and a series of academic publications; (4) the production of an online interactive story map of 20 migratory stories, previewed by audiences in Tate Modern in March 2017 and launched in May 2017, and the creation of an artist installation entitled 'Routes to Peace?'; (5) the presentation of a comprehensive set of policy proposals presented to policymakers and stakeholders in Brussels in February 2016 and in Athens in November 2016 (also circulated widely in the form of two evidence briefings), and presented to policymakers and stakeholders in Brussels and Malta in May 2017 (also widely circulated in the form of a project final report).

The project's overarching finding is that policy-making is often grounded in misperceptions about migratory journeys and experiences, and does not demonstrate adequate understanding of the expectations and claims or demands of people on the move. This means that policy-making in the area tends to overlook the complexity of migratory experiences, is poorly placed to address the violence that people face during precarious migratory journeys, and fails to fulfil the task of rights provision in many cases. The project advances a series of proposals to address both immediate and longer-term considerations in light of these policy failings. Regarding immediate policy changes, recommendations relate to rights-based information campaigns on admission and asylum processes, improvements of reception conditions and facilities at all arrival points across the EU, and the opening of safe and legal routes to the EU. Longer-term recommendations regard the need to replace deterrent measures by interventions that improve livelihoods and educational opportunities across source, neighbouring, and transit regions, as well as a need to reject the categories of 'forced' and 'voluntary' displacement in favour of diversified categories of protection that are based on a deeper appreciation of international refugee and human rights law.
Exploitation Route While this project has already fulfilled its short and medium term impacts, a range of longer term impacts are also anticipated. These are based on the research team's production of a wide range of outputs, which appeal to diverse beneficiaries. First, the project dataset has been submitted to the UK Data Service and, after an embargo period and on the agreement of the research team, will be available for reuse by academic and non-academic researchers. Second, members of the project team will publish a co-authored research monograph in 2019/2020, which will complement the already very well received academic journal articles from the project in order to shape discussions of migration for new generations of migration scholars. Third, the project map and related artistic installation will be available for further use in educational programmes and by cultural organisations seeking to further understanding of migratory journeys and experiences. Fourth, the project report and policy briefs will remain a live body of research that policy and practitioner communities are able to access over time. The findings of this project have already been picked up by other scholars and members of the research team as part of newly funded programmes of research.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy,Other

URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/ctm_final_report_4may2017.pdf
 
Description This project has already played an important role in influencing policymaking, collaborating with practitioner communities, and shaping public debate on the issue of migration. Citations in UK government reports indicate that key messages about the complexity of current migratory experiences (House of Commons Home Affairs Committee) and about the on-going failure of policy to address precariousness (House of Lords EU Committee) have already influenced national policymaking communities. Statements provided by policymakers from within the European Commission also indicate that the research has informed policy debates in the area of migration at the European level. The research team has been granted a private audience with Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, on two occasions. The participation of various NGOs, international or intergovernmental organisations and think tanks in project events, and their provision of supporting testimonies, indicate the importance of the research findings and project methodology to non-academic beneficiaries working in this area. Team members have been invited to speak at a range of high level meetings, including the World Humanitarian Summit, the Commonwealth People's Forum, and UN and UNICEF association meetings. The research has also been cited in a major report by the UNHCR. The project findings have been reported in the press both nationally and internationally (including Financial Times, Guardian, Kathimerini, Times of Malta). In addition, team members have been interviewed on the research for various radio and television channels, have published a range of online articles for more generalised audiences, and have participated in several exhibitions including at the Tate Modern London and the Tate Modern Liverpool. This indicates that the research has played a significant role in shaping public debate on the issue of migration. Evidence citations: • Cited in UNHCR report, https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/download/58838 • Cited in "Migration Crisis" report by House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmhaff/24/2402.htm • Cited in House of Lords European Union Committee's report "Children in crisis: Unaccompanied migrant children in the EU", https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldeucom/34/3402.htm
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Circulation of the final project report and online map to stakeholders and policy-making communities digitally and at events in Brussels and Malta
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/ctm_final_report_4may...
 
Description Closed session in Brussels on the final project event report that presents testimony of the impact on policy-making communities
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Evidence Briefing 1 (Squire, V., A.Dimitriadis, N. Perkowski, M. Pisani, D. Stevens & N. Vaughan-Williams, 2016a)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/output/evidence_p...
 
Description Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Evidence Briefing 2 (Squire, V., A.Dimitriadis, N. Perkowski, M. Pisani, D. Stevens & N. Vaughan-Williams, 2016b)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/output/crossing_t...
 
Description Findings of ESRC project ES/N013646/1 presented at European Commission Cooperation Day on Migration and Security for DG NEAR, DG NEVCO, DG HOME.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Presentation to APPG for Social Science and Policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/news/?newsItem=094d43f5509003300150aee491f16a51
 
Description Submission of Written Evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union, Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/eu-home-affairs-sub...
 
Description Submitted Written Evidence to Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs on the Migration Crisis
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-commit...
 
Description Dr Vicki Squire is PI with Dr Hannah Jones and Dr Khursheed Wadia
Amount £7,965 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M500434/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description Migratory Experiences Across the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa: Negotiating Policy Effects
Amount $24,970 (CAD)
Organisation University of Waterloo 
Sector Academic/University
Country Canada
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Title Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat dataset of phase 2 interviews submitted to UK Data Service 
Description For the purpose of anonymisation and to ensure data is safely stored and confidentiality is maintained, the research dataset of phase 2 interviews were submitted to UK Data Service in late 2018. These are currently under process and will be embargoed for ten years, before the data can be made available to others. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The dataset of phase 2 interviews were submitted to the UK Data Service data processing team in 2018, to be checked for the anonymity of research participants. These will be available for secondary use, with an embargo in place on agreement of the research team. 
 
Description 'Who are we' Tate Exchange Project 
Organisation Counterpoints Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provision of digital on-line map to complement existing artistic installation during March 2017. Participation in interactive installation and production of articles related to the installation (please see outputs section). Organisation of and participation in symposium related to the installation.
Collaborator Contribution Setting up of space and provisions in Tate Modern in March 2017. Our artistic partner (Bern O'Donogue) created and engaged in the interactive installation and also participated alongside other invited speakers in our symposium.
Impact Exhibition at Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/workshop/tate-exchange/who-are-we
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'Who are we' Tate Exchange Project 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of digital on-line map to complement existing artistic installation during March 2017. Participation in interactive installation and production of articles related to the installation (please see outputs section). Organisation of and participation in symposium related to the installation.
Collaborator Contribution Setting up of space and provisions in Tate Modern in March 2017. Our artistic partner (Bern O'Donogue) created and engaged in the interactive installation and also participated alongside other invited speakers in our symposium.
Impact Exhibition at Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/workshop/tate-exchange/who-are-we
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'Who are we' Tate Exchange Project 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of digital on-line map to complement existing artistic installation during March 2017. Participation in interactive installation and production of articles related to the installation (please see outputs section). Organisation of and participation in symposium related to the installation.
Collaborator Contribution Setting up of space and provisions in Tate Modern in March 2017. Our artistic partner (Bern O'Donogue) created and engaged in the interactive installation and also participated alongside other invited speakers in our symposium.
Impact Exhibition at Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/workshop/tate-exchange/who-are-we
Start Year 2017
 
Description Visiting Fellowship at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Vicki Squire has received a Visiting Fellowship at Sapienza University of Rome to undertake collaborative research activities on the project.
Collaborator Contribution The Sapienza University of Rome hosts PI, Dr Vicki Squire, and provides funding (Euros 5000) to undertake project related work in Rome.
Impact Interdisciplinary research on narratives of trauma and resilience.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Dr Maria Pisani delivered a talk at the NOHA Latin America International Seminar at Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani gave a talk on 'Forced Migration in the Mediterranean Region' at the NOHA Latin America International Seminar, titled "Humanitarian Action and Latin America's Context: Migration and other perspectives from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil", at the Universidade de Brasilia in October, 2018. The seminar was attended by around 200 participants including academics and students of Unversidade de Brasilia, and academics from Spain, The Netherlands, Malta, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.
The talk has resulted in follow up conversations via email, exploring options for comparative research, with participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A talk by Dr Vicki Squire at the University of Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Tuesday, 19 February 2019, Dr Vicki Squire gave a seminar talk on "Reclaiming Migration: Testimonies Beyond Crisis" as part of the Dipartimento di Psicologia
dei Processi di Sviluppo e Socializzazione (DPPS) seminar series at the University of Rome. Dr Squire gave a talk reflecting on the research findings of Crossing the Mediterranean Sea and emphasises the importance of recognising the voices and claims of people on the move in debates surrounding migration.

The talk was attended by 40 academics, post-graduate students, professionals and supporters of Mediterranean refugees and migrants. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and most participants have shown interest in the project's interactive map and in migration and policy related issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://dip38.psi.uniroma1.it/archivionotizie/19-febbraio-2019-seminario-reclaiming-migration-testimo...
 
Description A talk given by Dr Vicki Squire:'Reclaiming Migration: Testimonies Beyond Crisis', presented at the Ethnology Higher Seminar at Södertörn University, co-hosted at the RED cross University College of Nursing in Sweden. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Reclaiming migration - testimonies beyond crisis" is a research seminar organised by Ethnology at Södertörn University in collaboration with the Swedish Red Cross University College, Sweden.

In this research seminar, Dr. Vicki Squire, Reader in International Security at the University of Warwick (UK) discussed her recent research on precarious migrations across the Mediterranean Sea. Drawing on the testimonies of those making the journey across the Mediterranean Sea by boat during 2015-2016, Dr Squire did question the assumptions of a preventative EU policy agenda and highlight the importance of directly addressing the claims and demands of people on the move.

Discussant of the talk was Erika Sigvardsdotter, who is a human geographer and senior lecturer at the Swedish Red Cross University College. Sigvardsdotter previous research concerns the situation of undocumented migrants, 'undocumentedness' in a Swedish context, and trauma history among refugees.

The talk has generated an engaged discussion and there were around 30 participants, academics and students primarily.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sh.se/p3/ext/custom.nsf/calendar?openagent&key=18_10_reclaiming_migration_testimonies_be...
 
Description A workshop by Dr Vicki Squire at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Refugees, Migrants and Populations Movements - A workshop was delivered by Dr Vicki Squire at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University on 24 January 2019. The event generated discussion of importance of methodology that engages people who are usually the objects rather than the subjects of IR research. Discussant of the event was Dr Milja Kurki.

The event was attended by approximately 30 academics and staff, which generated questions and discussion related to migration and refugee research methods afterwords.

A future publication has been planned from the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Artice on Who Are We? Project Website: Thinking and Feeling Migration Differently 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire and Bern O'Donoghue published a dialogue about their collaboration at the Tate Modern on the Who Are We? Project Blog, which was shared widely via Twitter and Facebook. Statistics on readership and shares are not available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.whoareweproject.com/thinking-and-feeling-migration-differently
 
Description Article by Dr Vicki Squire in OpenDemocracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published the article "'I never thought to come to Europe': unpacking the myths of Europe's 'migration crisis'" in OpenDemocracy on 31 May 2017. The article addressed some of the myths surrounding the EU's 'migration crisis' and the reasons why people migrate to Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/vicki-squire/i-never-thought-to-come-in-europe-unpacking...
 
Description Article by Dr Vicki Squire in The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published an article in The Conversation titled "Asylum processing centres in North Africa would merely mask the EU's migration failings".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/asylum-processing-centres-in-north-africa-would-merely-mask-the-eus-migr...
 
Description Article by Dr Vicki Squire in The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published an article in The Conversation titled 'Crew of NGO ship impounded in Malta sound alarm as search and rescue co-operation founders in Mediterranean'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/crew-of-ngo-ship-impounded-in-malta-sound-alarm-as-search-and-rescue-co-...
 
Description Article by Dr Vicki Squire in The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published the article "Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Mediterranean" in The Conversation on 30 May 2017. The article has been shared over 900 times on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/debunking-myths-about-why-people-migrate-across-the-mediterranean-77814
 
Description Article by Dr Vicki Squire in World Politics Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article challenged the EU approach to curbing migration by drawing on research for the Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat project and raising awareness of the experiences and motivations of people on the move.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/22667/why-the-eu-s-approach-to-curbing-migration-is-doo...
 
Description Article in the Conversation: Academics collaborate with artists to ask: who are we to fear refugees and migrants? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published the article "Academics collaborate with artists to ask: who are we to fear refugees and migrants?" in the Conversation on March 14. In the first two days, it was read more than 550 times, tweeted more than 40 times and shared on Facebook and LinkedIn almost 30 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/academics-collaborate-with-artists-to-ask-who-are-we-to-fear-refugees-an...
 
Description Article on openDemocracy: "5,083 boats: a dead reckoning" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published an interview with Bern O'Donoghue on openDemocracy, which was widely shared on Twitter and Facebook. Precise statistics on readers and number of shares are not made available by openDemocracy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/vicki-squire-bern-o-donoghue/5083-boats-dead-reckoning
 
Description Article on openDemocracy: City Plaza: a way forward for the European 'migration crisis'? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A reflection piece by Dr Vicki Squire on a new accommodation project for refugees in Athens, visited during fieldwork for this research project, was published by openDemocracy. The article was shared more than 40 times on facebook since it was published in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/vicki-squire/city-plaza-way-forward-for-european-migration-crisis
 
Description Article on openDemocracy: Fleeing Europe? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire and Vasiliki Touhouliotis published a piece on the adverse effects of the EU's deterrence agenda on openDemocracy. The article draws on their insights gathered during fieldwork in Athens and Istanbul and was shared more than 15 times on facebook since it was published in August 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/jane-freedman-vasiliki-touhouliotis/fleeing-europe
 
Description Article on openDemocracy: Hotspot Stories 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact openDemocracy published an unaccompanied minor's story of his journey from the Gambia to Europe, as well as Dr Vicki Squire's response to the author's testimony. Since they met in September 2015, Dr Squire and Gabriel (whose name has been changed) worked together to write his story, which was shared more than 1,500 times on facebook since it was published in June 2016. In her response, Dr Squire further reflects on the testimony and on the research findings more widely. Her response was shared more than 50 times on facebook since it was published in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://opendemocracy.net/5050/vicki-squire/hotspot-stories
 
Description Article on openDemocracy: Humanitarian Corridors: beyond political gesture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published a longer version of her article on humanitarian corridors on openDemocracy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/vicki-squire/humanitarian-corridors-beyond-political-gesture
 
Description Article on the Conversation: Flights to Italy for refugees offer a humanitarian way forward for Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published a piece on "humanitarian corridors" in Italy on the Conversation. The article draws on her insights gathered during fieldwork in Italy and was read more than 2,500 times, shared more than 1,200 times on facebook, and tweeted more than 80 times since it was published in October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/flights-to-italy-for-refugees-offer-a-humanitarian-way-forward-for-europ...
 
Description Article on the Conversation: Welcome to City Plaza, Athens: a new approach to housing refugees 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire was approached with a request to republished her openDemocracy article on City Plaza in Athens on the Conversation. The reworked article was read more than 37,000 times online, was tweeted more than 70 times, and shared via facebook more than 180 times since it was published by the Conversation in August 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/welcome-to-city-plaza-athens-a-new-approach-to-housing-refugees-63904
 
Description Birkbeck Public Lecture - V. Squire, Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Public Lecture, 29 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog post in Green European Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post by Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams on "Europe's border crisis as an autoimmune disorder" was published by the European Green Journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/europes-border-crisis-as-an-autoimmune-disorder/
 
Description Blog post on Berghahn Focaalblog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published an essay on the potentials and perils of a photo essay and her experiences during fieldwork in Italy on the Berghahn Focaalblog on January 11, 2016. The blog post was met with expressions of interest and a request to translate it for publication onto a Turkish website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.focaalblog.com/2016/01/11/vicki-squire-12-days-in-lampedusa-the-potential-and-perils-of-a...
 
Description Column by Dr Vicki Squire in The Globe Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This column addresses a pressing policy issue in a forum accessible to the general public, raising awareness of policy issues directly related to the project's research area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theglobepost.com/2018/09/08/eu-migrants-libya/
 
Description Conversation piece on Valletta Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire published a commentary on the Conversation on November 11, the day of the Valletta Summit. The article critically reflected on the meetings of EU leaders with African heads of state. Since it was published in November 2015, it was read more than 700 times, tweeted 30 times, and shared 40 times on Facebook. In addition, it resulted in an inquiry from the BBC and a discussion with the programme editor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/eu-leaders-seek-to-share-responsibility-for-migration-in-malta-50542
 
Description Conversation piece on research findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire and Nina Perkowski published a commentary on EU policymaking on the Conversation, arguing that these failed to take into account the experiences and understandings of those on the move. Introducing the research project and its findings, they also drew out policy suggestions that would more adequately respond to the project's findings. Since it was published in March 2016, the article was read by more than 1700 people, was tweeted more than 150 times, and was shared more than 200 times on facebook and more than 10 times on LinkedIn.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/migration-evidence-shows-how-badly-the-eu-needs-to-rethink-its-strategy-...
 
Description Dead Reckoning/Crossing the Med Art installation (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 500 people per day attended a collective art installation at Tate Modern, which the project participated in over a period of 3 days. This led to many in-depth dialogues about the research, with positive feedback recorded during the event and many people signing up for further information about the project findings. The interactive online map presented during the exhibition will be made available to the wider public from May 4, 2017 (see URL below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://crossing-the-med-map.warwick.ac.uk
 
Description Debate on TRT Television 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens participated in a debate on Turkey's approach to refugee migration to the EU with TRT Istanbul, TV, on 23 September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/people/stevens/media/newsmakers_refugee.mp4
 
Description Dr Maria Pisani gave a talk at the 6th Migration Law Forum in School of Law at the Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani gave a talk on the research outcome of 'Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences' at the 6th Migration Law Forum in School of Law at the Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, China, on 9 June 2018, . Around 50 persons attended the talk. Participants include academics from across China. The talks has resulted in follow up conversations, and awareness raising.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Vicki Squire talked about her research on City Plaza squat in Athens and debunked the myths around migration at a week-long public event held at the Tate Exchange Liverpool. UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire has participated in a conversation at a week-long public event on "Refugee Journeys Through the Balkan Route: A Crisis No More?" hosted by the Tate Exchange Liverpool. The event was held on 12-18 November and explored the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece.

This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route, and presented a series of activities that will encourage people to think more deeply about what it means to be a refugee fleeing persecution.

In her conversation on 16 November, Dr Vicki Squire has talked about her research on City Plaza squat in Athens and debunked the myths around migration. Discussion was facilitated by Gemma Bird of the University of Liverpool, Europe and the World Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/tate-exchange/workshop/refugee-journeys
 
Description Human Rights in Transit podcast interview with Dr Vicki Squire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire was interviewed for the Human Rights in Transit podcast at The Ohio State University, raising awareness about the circumstances faced by migrants to the EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://u.osu.edu/hrit/2017/06/05/hrit-podcast-episode-six/
 
Description ITV Central Commentary (Dallal Stevens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens commented on the UK government's agreement to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK over the next five years on ITV Central, Friday 4 September at 18.00.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Conference on Migratory Experiences Across the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa at the University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The day-long conference included three panel discussions and a roundtable discussion, bringing together academics from universities around the world. The conference provided multiple opportunities for discussion both during the formal events and during coffee and meal breaks, and participants were actively engaged with the subjects covered by the conference speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview by Dr Vicki Squire with Voice of Cape Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire gave interview to Voice of Cape Radio and reflected on the research findings of Crossing the Mediterranean Sea and emphasised the importance of recognising the voices and claims of people on the move in debates surrounding migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview by Maria Pisani and Dr Nick Vaughan-Williams on the research outcome on the Sunday Times Malta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani and Dr Nick Vaughan-Williams as project CoIs gave interview for the The Sunday Times of Malta. The story titled "Migrants in centres denied access to basic amenities: Study finds serious shortcomings with only rudimentary provisions", was written by Denise Grech and was published on September 25, 2018. In a joint interview the two CoIs spoke about their research outcome, and have reported that the "study has found serious shortcomings at migrant centres, including overcrowding, lack of privacy, denial of access to basic amenities and limited sanitation."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180925/local/migrants-in-centres-denied-access-to-basic...
 
Description Interview with Dr Dallal Stevens in Lacuna Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Stevens discussed the research activities and findings of the Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat project and challenged dominant narratives about migration to Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lacuna.org.uk/migration/crossing-the-mediterranean-migrant-and-refugee-interviews-reveal-eur...
 
Description Interview with Jyllands-Posten 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens was interviewed by Heidi Plougsgaard Jensen, EU and NATO Correspondent, Jyllands-Posten - Denmark's biggest daily newspaper, 2 September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview with Radio Islam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 15 minute interview broadcast to an international listenership during prime time 'drive time' show on 13 February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://soundcloud.com/voislam/drive-time-podcast-13-02-2017?in=voislam/sets/drivetime-show
 
Description Interview with Sky News (11 Sep 2015) (Dallal Stevens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens was interviewed by Sky News with Anna Jones on 11 September 2015 at 12.30. She commented on the distinction between refugees and migration and current EU policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DB7hFieAY&featur%20e=youtu.be
 
Description Interview with Sky News (15 Sep 2015) (Dallal Stevens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens was interviewed by Sky News With Kay Burley on 15 Sep 2015 at 15:30, commenting on the current EU refugee and migration crisis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W66KlIwmqQ&featur%20e=youtu.be
 
Description Keynote Lecture at the London School of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire gives the keynote lecture "Governing migration through death: Security, humanitarianism and crisis" at the LSE Symposium "The Mediation of Migration."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-mediation-of-migration-tickets-29070009180?ref=ebtnebregn
 
Description Launch of Research Brief 2 in Athens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project findings and policy recommendations were presented to an audience made up of policymakers; representatives of international organisations, NGOs and embassies; and academics in Athens. Event received media coverage in Greece.
The event was attended by Greece based policymakers, as well as academics and representatives of NGOs, think tanks and media organisations. The event publicised the launch of the second research brief.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of final project report and story map in Brussels - open session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event was attended by EU policymakers, as well as academics and representatives of NGOs, think tanks and media organizations. The event publicized the launch of the final project report and the interactive story map. Participants were invited to experiment with the map and provide their feedback through an online feedback form.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cdn.flxml.com/r-ce5326e966c9092bde7d95b389b845373ec6f29b0b059ec1
 
Description Launch of final project report and story map in Malta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The project findings and policy recommendations were presented to an audience made up of policymakers; representatives of international organizations, NGOs and embassies; and academics. The event was introduced by Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta and received media coverage in Malta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://president.gov.mt/media-all/urge-every-one-us-recognise-promote-culture-positive-peace-active...
 
Description Lecture at Hasselt University, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire gave a lecture on "The European 'refugee crisis': Questioning assumptions about unauthorised migration" at Hasselt University, as part of the "Course North-South - A world in transition."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/news/lectureabstr...
 
Description Lecture at Warwick University Law School (Dallal Stevens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens gave a lecture at Warwick Law School on preliminary project findings, titled "Refugees in the Aegean: Preliminary data from Kos" on October 14, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture at the New School for Social Research, New York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire gave a lecture titled "The Violence of Border Security: Migrant Deaths Across Deserts and Seas" at the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility of the New School for Social Research, New York. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion, with the audience showing great interest in the research findings presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://events.newschool.edu/event/the_zolberg_institute_presents_migrant_deaths_across_the_mediterr...
 
Description Lecture by Dr Maria Pisani on 'Illegalized Bodies Crossing the Mediterranean' at Birzeit University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture was given to roughly 150 attendees, and participants expressed interest in the topic and were eager to learn more and discuss the subject of migration across the Mediterranean. There was particular interest in secondary displacement of Palestinians as a result of the Syrian conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.birzeit.edu/en/news/maltese-professor-explores-forced-migration-legitimacy-and-humanitar...
 
Description MMRP Open Letter in openDemocracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The CrossingTheMed investigator team, together with all other teams of the ESRC's Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, released a public statement welcoming the UN Secretary General's Report "In Safety and Dignity: Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants". This was accompanied by a programme-wide press release sent to several national newspapers. Since it was published in May 2016, the open letter was shared over 70 times on facebook, and over 15 times on LinkedIn.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/esrc-mediterranean-migration-research-programme-researchers/scholars-s...
 
Description Maria Pisani 2018/2019 Study Unit on forced migration, Network of Humanitarian Action (NOHA Universities) MA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The project report was the core reading for the 2018/2019 MA Study Unit on forced migration, Network of Humanitarian Action (NOHA Universities), led by Dr Maria Pisani, sparking questions and discussion by students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy - plenary presentation by Dr Vicki Squire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact DFID/University of Sussex, 28 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper presentation at the workshop "Why People Migrate: Multiple Causes, Complex Reasons and Their Normative Assessment", Bochum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens presented a paper to the academic workshop "Why People Migrate: Multiple Causes, Complex Reasons and Their Normative Assessment" at Ruhr-University Bochum, in Bochum and Essen, Germany, February 18-20. In her paper, Dr Stevens drew on research findings from Kos specifically.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Paper presented by Dr Dallal Stevens at Refugee Law Initiative Second Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Stevens presented at a conference including academics, students, policy-makers and judges working in the area of refugee law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://rli.sas.ac.uk/annual-conference/second-annual-conference
 
Description PhD Workshop at the University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PhD students were provided with an opportunity to present their research to senior colleagues working in the field of migration and receive comments and feedback. During a lunch provided as part of the workshop students had additional opportunities to engage in discussion with each other and with senior researchers. Students commented that they found the experience very useful and expressed interest in participating in similar events in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plenary Speach by Dr Vicki Squire at International Conference at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 14-15 June 2018, Dr Vicki Squire gave a Plenary talk at the two-day International Conference, titled "Border Deaths and Migration Policies: State and Non-State Approaches", at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.vu.nl/en/activities/border-deaths-and-migration-policies-state-and-non-state-approa...
 
Description Precarious Trajectories: Voices from the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (BREM Network - University of Warwick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Precarious Trajectories: Voices from the Mediterranean Migration Crisis - Documentary film written and directed by Simon Parker, followed by a panel discussion with Dr Simon Parker (University of York), Dr Myria Georgiou (LSE), and Dr Vicki Squire (University of Warwick).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/precarious-trajectories-voices-from-the-mediterranean-migration-crisi...
 
Description Presentation and Networking Event (Athens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event presented research findings from phase 2 of the project, and launched a second evidence brief with policy suggestions. It was attended by a diverse range of participants who actively discussed the project findings, including representatives ... (to be completed).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/output/athenseven...
 
Description Presentation and networking event (Brussels) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event presented research findings from phase 1 of the project, and launched an evidence brief with policy suggestions. It was attended by a diverse range of participants who actively discussed the project findings, including representatives of the European Commission, the European Union Institute for Security Studies, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, regional governmental representatives from Germany and Spain, the Financial Times, leading think tanks such as the Centre for European Policy Studies, European NGOs such as PICUM and ECRE, as well as academics. Questionnaires aimed at measuring impact were distributed among participants, and showed a positive evaluation of the event in terms of it providing novel information and changing participants' views of the topic. As the event took place only three weeks ago, it is too early to provide comprehensive information on its impact over time.
In the short run, the event resulted in several follow-up contacts, including a query by the Financial Times for information on project findings in Greece and a request by ECRE for more detailed data on findings pertaining to family reunification, both of which the project team provided. In addition, the event resulted in a follow-up meeting with representatives from IOM in early March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/output/
 
Description Presentation at "Mediterranean Migration in Interdisciplinary Perspective" Workshop (Nina Perkowski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Nina Perkowski presented on "Researching contemporary journeys across the Mediterranean Sea" at the workshop "Mediterranean Migration in Interdisciplinary Perspective" organized by the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/projects/earlymodernworldmigration/mediterraneanmigration/pro...
 
Description Presentation at European Humanitarian Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani shared project findings at a European Humanitarian Roundtable in Aix-en-Provence in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/news/ehr.nohanet....
 
Description Presentation at Queen Mary University, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact About 40 postgraduate students attended an expert round table organised by the Law School, Queen Mary University. Brief presentations were followed by lively discussion, with students showing great interest in the research project. As a result of these discussions, a cooperation with the Refugee Rights Data Project began, which presented their work at Warwick University in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/170912.html
 
Description Presentation at Warwick UNICEF Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens presented at a #ChildrenofSyria event organised by UNICEF Warwick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.hievents.co.uk/events-history/122765/childrenofsyria-speakers-conference
 
Description Presentation at the Annual Youth Conference in Helsinki (Maria Pisani) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani presents on "The invasion of dark illegalized youth armed with a smart phone: critical reflections on youth forced migration in the EU and implications for Youth Research" during the Annual Conference of Youth Studies in Helsinki.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Commonwealth People's Forum in Malta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani spoke on a panel on migration and resilience at the Commonwealth People's Forum in Malta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cpf.commonwealthfoundation.com/sessions/migration-and-resilience/
 
Description Presentation at the Commonwealth People's Forum in Malta (Maria Pisani) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Maria Pisani spoke on a panel on migration and resilience at the Commonwealth People's Forum in Malta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit in Bergen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens presents on "How the Middle East is changing the meaning of "protection"" during the Migration Week hosted by the International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit in Bergen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cmi.no/events/1732-migration-week
 
Description Presentation at the UN Association, Warwick and District 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Dallal Stevens spoke at the UN Association, Warwick and District, on 'Refugees - whose responsibility are they?'. She was invited to deliver a talk to the Quakers in Rugby as a result, and received queries for additional information following the event. Several audience members moreover reported change in views or opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.una.org.uk/events/una-warwick-district-refugees-%E2%80%93-whose-responsibility-are-they
 
Description Presentation by Dr Dallal Stevens at Warwick University Law School Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Stevens gave a presentation about the project to members of the University of Warwick School of Law, disseminating information about the research to colleagues and students within her department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/newsandevents/events/?calendarItem=8a17841a5c1b8abf015c442d88a...
 
Description Presentation by Dr Maria Pisani at EU Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The presentation informed and influenced members of the Working Party which focuses on the EU response to humanitarian needs resulting from man-made or natural disasters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eumonitor.eu/9353000/1/j9vvik7m1c3gyxp/vh7ej5swx026
 
Description Presentation on "Women and the Global Refugee Crisis" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire presented research findings as part of a debate on "Women and the Global Refugee Crisis" hosted by Warwick University's Community Speakers Series on March 8, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/bremnetwork/events/#Women
 
Description Presentations at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Atlanta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The research team presented on 5 panels during the Annual Convention, speaking primarily to an international audience of researchers and postgraduate students. Following the presentations, there were requests for further information and lively debates. In addition, a cooperation agreement between Waterloo University and Warwick University emerged from the discussions during this event. Under this agreement, two international workshops will take place in Warwick in April 2017 and in Waterloo in autumn 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Atlanta-2016
 
Description Project Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project website presents the project and its objectives. Regular updates and outputs are posted in "news" and "events & outputs" sections, and experiences and reflections are shared in a blog hosted on the same site, which different research team members contribute to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.warwick.ac.uk/crossingthemed
 
Description RGS-IBG Roundtable on Europe's Political Futures (Nick Vaughan-Williams) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact From the ongoing 'migrant crisis' to the UK referendum on EU membership, the instability of the Euro and the potential expansion of the Union to include Turkey, the European project is facing unprecedented pressures. This panel discussion reflected on the political geographies of these emerging challenges to the idea and space of Europe. It was a plenary session of the Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual Conference and sponsored by the journal Political Geography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2016/97b949f8-616d-40b3-a207-2c40124566a5
 
Description Reflections on European Border Security and the '2015 Mediterranean Migration Crisis' (Nick Vaughan-Williams) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Drawing on his recent book Europe's Border Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2015) and fieldwork conducted in Malta as part of the ESRC Urgency Grant, Professor Vaughan-Williams delivered a keynote lecture on the '2015 Mediterranean migration crisis' to the Mobility Politics Network at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Seminar at Swansea University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire gave a research seminar on "Human dignity and Biophysical Violence: Migrant deaths across deserts and seas" at Swansea University, Geography Department / Centre for Migration Policy Research. The lecture was followed by a vivid discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/2016/04/18/free-research-seminar-human-dignity-and-biophysical-v...
 
Description Research seminar at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire presented a seminar on "Governing migration through death in Europe and the US: Identification, burial and the crisis of modern humanism" at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/events/governing-migration-through-death-in-europe-and-the-us-identificatio...
 
Description Squire, V. Uni of Kent Keynote Governing Migration through Death in Europe and the US: Identification, Burial and the Crisis of Modern Humanism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote for the Kent Critical Law Society annual conference, 18 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Squire, V., Uni of Leicester - Governing Migration through Death in Europe and the US: Identification, Burial and the Crisis of Modern Humanism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Departmental Lecture, University of Leicester, 8 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Summary of research findings pertaining to family reunification 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following a request by ECRE for specific data on family reunification, the research team compiled a summary overview of the research findings pertaining to this issue. Both the summary overview and a blog commenting on the findings were made publicly available on the project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/irs/crossingthemed/output/
 
Description Talk by Dr Nina Perkowski at Queen Mary University of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nina Perkowski gave a talk citing research findings of the Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat project at an event focusing on the dangers facing people crossing the Mediterranean and challenging existing policy responses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/the-deadliest-frontier-taking-stock-of-mediterranean-crossing...
 
Description Talk by Dr Vicki Squire at Balsillie School of International Affairs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk by Dr Vicki Squire drew on the research conducted for the Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat project, raising awareness of the perspectives and experiences of people on the move and the critiques these perspectives pose to EU migration policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.balsillieschool.ca/event/challenging-eu-policy-agenda-voices-dissent-field/
 
Description Talk by Dr Vicki Squire at launch of Discover Society Special Issue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Vicki Squire spoke at an event to celebrate the publication of the Discover Society special issue and launch the 'Private Lives, Public Intimacies' and 'Justice, Rights, Borders' research streams of The Open University's Citizenship and Governance priority area. Her talk addressed the experiences of families living across national divides, drawing on interviews conducted for the Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat project. The event sparked discussion of issues and policy interventions related to migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-society-special-issue-launch-families-and-relationships-acro...
 
Description Thinking and feeling migration differently symposium at Tate Modern (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 60 people attended a symposium discussing the installation and interactive map project at Tate Modern, with in-depth discussion of project findings and outputs leading to opportunities for further collaboration and events for the use of the map project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dead-reckoning-crossing-the-med-thinking-and-feeling-migration-differ...
 
Description V Squire, The Conversation - article on the 'Salvini decree' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article written drawing on research to highlight the on-going legacy of the 'migration crisis' in Italy's eviction of migrants from inform camps and reception centres
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/as-eu-stresses-the-migration-crisis-is-over-italy-makes-hundreds-of-migr...