Los que estudiamos la migración

Liliana Jubilut blog post that : "Agenda" of the World Economic Forum, in a partnership with IOM.

Migration governance is undergoing a process of norm-creation. The aim is to establish two international compacts: one on migration and another on refugees.

This work began with the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, adopted in September 2016 by UN members, who at the first global conference on migration began a process for the adoption of the two compacts in 2018 - the Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration being state-led, and the Compact on Refugees being drafted by the UNHCR for later adoption by states.

It defends an increased dialogue between the two Global Compacts, and is available at:


Nuevo post en el blog Migraciones. Reflexiones cívicas. :

Fronteras y desigualdades globales

Publicado por el 30 mayo, 2017

Cuando se contemplan los actuales procesos migratorios desde una perspectiva global, uno no puede dejar de pensar que el escenario óptimo sería aquel en el que todas las personas pudieran satisfacer sus necesidades básicas en su lugar habitual de residencia y no se vieran impelidas a tener que emigrar. Al fin y al cabo, tan básico como el derecho a poder emigrar es el derecho a no tener que emigrar.

Dr. Juan Carlos Velasco 

Investigador Científico (Senior Tenured Scientist)
Instituto de Filosofía

CSIC - Spanish National Research Council

Albasanz, 26-28 · 28037 MADRID 
Tel: (+34) 91 602 2377

Migration to, through and from Africa | Syrian refugee workers | global visa regimes | the political economy of immigration

The first months of 2017 began with a focus on African migrations, with the very successful seminar series Migration to, through and from Africa: An African conversation, showcasing cutting edge research from African scholars. You can still catch up with podcasts and accompanying blogs from speakers, including on highly-skilled return migrants to Ghana, the histories of transatlantic slavery, and undocumented tax-paying migrants in the UK.

We've just announced speakers for our next seminar series, The political economy of immigration, which will be convened by Emre Eren Korkmaz, and starts on 26 April. Presenters will address topics including diaspora engagement, supply chain relations, and the regulation of transnational employment. Visit our events listings for full details.


We were delighted to publish a blog by Dr. Papa Demba Fall, Research Director at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal which tied in with our focus on African migrations. In a piece which aims to redress the disproportionate attention paid to African migration outside the continent, Dr. Fall argues the need for a regional approach to confront challenges of migration, insecurity and development in Central Africa

Elsewhere on the blog in the last of the posts from MSc in Migration Studies alumni series Viewing Life Through the Migration Lens: experiences and thoughts post-MSc Faraz Shibli explores how rural-to-urban migration is changing Mongolia, a country previously defined by nomadism. Emre Eren Korkmaz reported on his attendance at the OECD's roundtable on due diligence in the garment and footwear sector, reflecting on steps that are being taken by the OECD and elsewhere towards protecting refugee & migrant workers in the garment sector.

Research findings

Research building on the compilation of DEMIG VISA, a major new database on global bilateral travel restrictions from 1973 to 2013, has been exploring patterns and trends in international visa regimes, revealing in what ways restrictions on entry and exit have developed over time. The analysis, published in an IMI working paper by Mathias Czaika, Hein de Haas and María Villares-Varela, challenges the idea of a growing global mobility divide between ‘North’ and ‘South’, instead painting a more complex picture which reflects the multi-layered nature of international relations. Visas, the research finds, are not ‘just’ instruments regulating entry of visitors and exit of citizens, but are also manifestations of broader political economic trends and inequalities in international power relations.

Research into the migration of medical professionals has been exploring whether training more medical professionals, or recruiting them from abroad, is more effective in addressing shortages. In findings published in their IMI working paper, Yasser Moullan and Xavier Chojnicki build a new database looking at approaches to medical provision among OECD countries and show that only recruiting abroad has limits in the long term, but is appropriate in the short term, where there are recurrent cycles of shortage or surplus. Their findings have implications for more effective policy making in the field of health care planning within the OECD.


Our Trinity term seminar series will address The political economy of immigration, with presentations on diaspora engagement, migrant workers within industry, regulation of transnational employment, and attitudes towards migrant workers. The series is convened by Emre Eren Korkmaz, who will himself present on how Syrian refugee workers in the Turkish garment industry challenge supply chain management. The series will take place on Wednesdays at 1pm from 26 April - see our events news for speakers and further details.


In Theatre and Photography as New Contentious Repertoires of Congolese Women in the Diaspora: Towards Another Politics of Representation of Rape, a new article published in African Diaspora, Marie Godin profiles the Congolese women in diaspora who are using theatre and photography as political tools to address representations of sexual violence in DRC.

In The Gravity of High-Skilled Migration Policies, a new article published in Demography, Mathias Czaika and Christopher R Parsons combine bilateral data on labour flows of highly skilled immigrants for 10 OECD destinations between 2000 and 2012, with new databases comprising both unilateral and bilateral policy instruments to explore which policies are most effective in attracting and selecting high-skilled workers.

Working papers

In the latest addition to the series, Mathias Czaika, Hein de Haas and María Villares-Varela draw on the new DEMIG VISA database to explore patterns and trends in international visa regimes. Their analysis challenges the idea of a growing global mobility divide between ‘North’ and ‘South’, showing instead a more complex image reflecting the multi-layered nature of international relations.

In his working paper, Emre Eren Korkmaz draws on fieldwork with garment industry stakeholders to explore the effect Syrian refugee workers in Turkey's informal sector are having on historical relations between formal and informal employment, and what can be done to ensure fair, legal employment of all workers in Turkey's garment sector, including Syrian refugees.

Elsewhere Yasser Moullan and Xavier Chojnicki investigate how immigration policy can be used to address medical shortages. Building a new dataset they investigate whether training more medical professionals, or recruiting them from abroad, is a more effective strategy in addressing shortages of medical personnel in OECD countries.


We've been adding podcasts from our 2017 Hilary term seminar series Migration to, through and from Africa: An African conversation to our flourishing podcast series. Now numbering more than 100 episodes, the series is accessible through Oxford Podcasts and iTunesU.

Lo que no tenemos y necesitamos se llama inclusión.

18 de Mayo de 2017

Lo que no tenemos y necesitamos se llama inclusión

Nancy Pérez García
Directora General de Sin Fronteras IAP

El pasado 16 y 17 de mayo, Sin Fronteras IAP en colaboración con la Secretaria del Trabajo y Fomento al Empleo de la Ciudad de México; la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal; la Red de Atención a Personas Migrantes y Refugiadas; el Nacional Monte de Piedad I.A.P.; la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos; y, el Fondo Canadá para Iniciativas Locales, Embajada de Canadá en México realizamos articuladamente el “Foro: Lo que no tenemos y necesitamos se llama inclusión. Retos de la agenda migratoria y de asilo en la Ciudad de México y otras localidades”.

Durante estos dos días de trabajo identificamos los avances y retos de los marcos normativos  y políticas públicas en materia de movilidad humana internacional de la Ciudad de México y otros gobiernos locales, particularmente Tlaxcala y Querétaro. Una de las problemáticas presentadas fue la necesidad de operativizar los marcos normativos en beneficios concretos para las personas migrantes y sujetas de protección internacional, así como la importancia del trabajo interinstitucional e intersectorial para dicha implementación, así como para impulsar procesos de sensibilización y visibilización de esta población con las y los funcionarios públicos, así como entre las comunidades de acogida. Leer más 

Agenda migratoria de la Ciudad de México. Foto: SinFronteras

Migraciones. Reflexiones cívicas «Igualdad en la diversidad»

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acabo de editar un nuevo post en el blog Migraciones. Reflexiones cívicas. En esta ocasión su autora es Teresa Beltrán Brotons . Su contribución lleva por título el de “De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de refugiados". Se puede acceder a su contenido mediante el siguiente enlace...



La fotografía de un niño pequeño muerto en una playa de Turquía, sin llegar a mecerse en la cuna de nuestra civilización me dio la imagen de mis nenas, una morena, la otra rubia, en la misma posición, de su misma edad. Sus cabecitas en el agua, sus pies en la arena: al borde entre la tierra y el mar. NO.