Relevant research and publications 


Denmark's Social Democrats want to cap 'non-Western' asylum seekers

Sweden reports shorter waiting times for asylum decisions in 2018

Emigration of educated Finnish citizens bigger than immigration.

According to Statistics Finland, emigration of Finnish citizens with at least upper secondary qualifications has been bigger than immigration during the past decade. The migration loss has been growing since 2009. 

Foreign workers a necessary part of the Icelandic economy

EU Member States issued a record number of 2.6 million first residence permits in 2015 

Main beneficiaries from Ukraine and the United States

Despite Mali peace accord, more flee persistent violence

Last month alone, more than 2,000 men, women and children from northern Mali have sought refuge in Mauritania from ongoing banditry and interethnic violence.

Proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System. 

An attempt to reform the Dublin system, reinforce the Eurodac system and establish a European Union Agency for Asylum.

Two Odysseus Prizes for publications on EU Immigration or Asylum Law

Two annual prizes recognising outstanding academic research 

Swedish support for EU membership has dropped amid the European refugee crisis

Experts have linked the results to the ongoing refugee crisis faced by Sweden and other EU countries.

Review of the implementation of the Dublin legislation

Shows the weaknesses identified since its inception remain and difficulties to assess whether the proposals on re-distribution mechanism would effectively address the shortcomings of the Dublin system. 

UN Secretary General says more help needed for Syrian refugees

More needs to be done to provide resettlement and other answers for their plight.

Schengen Area: Update And State Of Play

Recent developments and studies on the issue.

Asylum quarterly report

Recent developments in relation to numbers of asylum applicants and first instance decisions on asylum applications in the European Union (EU). 

Canadian system for managing highly skilled migration could offer a way forward 

As the European Union considers legal migration policy changes, MPI Europe report suggests

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal:

Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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​​The Nordic Institute for Migration 


Research and CONTRIBUTION TO POLICY DEVELOPMENT in the areas of migration, asylum, border control and integration

Immigration Detention in Norway: Fewer Asylum Seekers but More Deportees (February 2018)
Global Detention Project

Factsheet on Swedens migration and asylum policy

Published in February 2018, This factsheet outlines the Government's current work in this area.

Zero Draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

On February 5th 2018, the co-facilitators of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration released the “zero draft” with 22 core commitments.

IOM World Migration Report 2018

IOM´s ninth report in the World Migration Report series.

International Migration Report 2017 - Highlights

United Nations International Migration Report 2017. Highlights and Key Facts.

Labour market and Labour force survey (LFS) statistics

Results for 2015 of the EU Labour force survey (LFS) for the European Union (EU) as a whole, for all Member States individually, as well as for two candidate countries and three EFTA countries.

Statistics - First time asylum applicants and first instance decisions on asylum applications: second quarter 2016

The number of first time asylum applicants increased by 40 % in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of 2015, while it slightly increased by 6 % compared with the first quarter of 2016.

The Recast Asylum Procedures Directive 2013/32/EU:
Caught between the Stereotypes of the Abusive Asylum Seeker and the Vulnerable Refugee 

Do restrictive asylum and visa policies increase irregular migration into Europe? 

Investigation on the extent to which restrictive asylum and visa policies trigger an unintended behavioural response of potential and rejected asylum seekers.  

Dublin is dead! Long live Dublin! The 4 May 2016 proposal of the European Commission

Compilation of data, situation and media reports on children in migration

“The Single Permit Directive: Central Themes and Problem Issues”

Paul Minderhoud and Tineke Strik

Legal considerations on the return of asylum-seekers and refugees from Greece to Turkey As part of the EU-Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the safe third country and first country of asylum concept

The economic impact of suspending Schengen

Restriction of the four freedoms of the Single Market and have a negative economic impact. 

Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region. Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities

Catching Up: The Labor Market Outcomes of New Immigrants in Sweden

Immigration Detention, Risk and Human Rights: Studies on Immigration and Crime

Can mass migration boost innovation and productivity?

The long-term impact of migration

Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration (24-25 May 2018, Oslo, Norway)

Organised by the University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo

APAD 13th International Conference on ‘Migrations, development and citizenship’ (23-25 May 2018, Roskilde, Denmark) Organised by APAD, in partnership with Roskilde University and the University of Copenhagen

 International Conference on Demographics, Immigration, and the Labor Market

(6-7 April 2018, Nuremberg, Germany)

Organised by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

Conflict and Compromise. Between Law and Politics in EU Migration and Asylum Policies. 

(1 February 2018, Brussels)

The Odysseus Network’s 3rd Annual Conference 

Nordic Asylum Law Seminar 2017

(May 29 - 30 2017  - Reykjavík, Iceland)

Organised by the Nordic Institute for Migration and the University of Iceland Human Rights Institute, in cooperation with the Icelandic Research Fund Centre of Excellence on Mobilities and Transnational Iceland

Reforming the Common European Asylum System: Towards a Unified, Fair and Effective Policy

(November 16 2016 - Brussels, Belgium )

Organised by Public Policy Exchange. 

October 21st 2016 - Oslo
European Challenges Related to Migration & Asylum and Nordic Cooperation
Cooperation between Nordic Institute for Migration and Refugee Policy, Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo and the Research Institute Fafo, Oslo. Funded by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

August 11 - 12th 2016 - Oslo
18th Nordic Migration Conference 
Organised by the Nordic Migration Research in cooperation with the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Network for Migration Research

4 - 15th of July - Brussels

Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy- 16th Edition

Organised by the Odysseus Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe and is coordinated by the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

June 23 - 25th 2016 - Oslo

EUPHA’s 6th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health 

Organised by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) Section for Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health (MEMH) and the Norwegian Center for Minority Health Research (NAKMI)

April 6th 2016 - Oslo
På flukt fra realitetene? Hvordan utforme fremtidens flyktningpolitikk.

October 7 - 8th 2015 - Reykjavík 

Working group meeting: Criminalization of Asylum. 
Funded by the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology.