Please join us on 4 May on the Middlesex University London campus (Hendon Central Underground).
My colleagues and I will share the results of our 18 month EVI-MED project on refugee reception in the Mediterranean, drawn from surveys undertaken with our partners in Italy, Greece and Malta.
In addition, we are planning to show a trailer of the new MOAS documentary which was filmed and edited by our graduates, Zane Dedlow and Dale Gillett. We will also introduce Middlesex University Fine Arts graduate and refugee artist Simon Hiyle who was rescued in the Mediterranean, as were two of his sisters and his younger brother. All embarked on separate journeys from Eritrea and one was rescued by MOAS.
Please find below further information about the event and a link to the online registration system. I very much hope you can join us.
Professor Brad K. Blitz
Professor of International Politics
London NW4 4BT
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Multiple crises? The many faces of migration and reception systems in the Mediterranean
Thursday 4 May 2017, 09:30-17:00
Middlesex University London, The Boardroom, C219-20, The College Building, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT
Free booking link: https://evi-med.eventbrite.co.uk
Between 2015 and 2016 more than one million people crossed the Mediterranean, Many fleeing war and persecution. The reception of refugees and migrants has been a major plank of EU policy. This event reports on the findings of the EVI-MED project, an 18 month study which seeks to map and evaluate reception systems in the Mediterranean. Drawing upon survey data of 750 people in Greece, Italy, and Malta and interviews with migrants and a diverse range of national and international stakeholders, this event presents an independent systematic assessment of the ways in which the EU and its partners have sought to handle the reception of unprecedented numbers refugees and migrants and their responses.
“EVI-MED – Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations” seeks to conduct urgent data collection and essential analysis on the Mediterranean migration crisis and to make these swiftly and publicly available to policymakers, practitioners, migrant community support organisations, and the research community. https://evimedresearch.wordpress.com/about/
EVI-MED is a Middlesex University project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Department for International Development (DFID) http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/mmrp/
The project team, is led by Professor Brad Blitz, includes Professor Eleonore Kofman, Dr Alessio D’Angelo, Dr Nicola Montagna and Martin Baldwin-Edwards.
It benefits from close collaboration with a number of well-established specialist organisations, including the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), Migrant Report, the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS).
This event is organised in partnership with Borderline Sicily, the Greek Council for Refugees, and People for Change Foundation Malta. EVI-MED academic partners include the University of Palermo and the University of Thessaloniki.
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School of Law
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Room WG28, Williams Building
The Burroughs, London
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