On 10 November 2021, EUROSUD hosted a Seminar on ‘European Migration Management’, held in Glasgow city centre, with participation of distinguished guest speakers, over zoom.

Lefteris Papagianakis is the Director of the Greek Council for Refugees, with extensive policy, advocacy and research experience on migrant and refugee affairs. Among others, he served as Vice Mayor of Athens (2016-19), responsible for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization. Short Bio.

Steffen Lüdke is a journalist at Der SPIEGEL and prominent researcher on the failures of Frontex in securing human rights for migrants. Here are some of his articles, translated to English: 23 October 2020; 5 February 2021; 29 April 2021, and an article summarising recent investigations: “Our Orders Are Clear. Nobody Gets Through.”

Contributing to the fascinating discussion, along with our students, was Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas, a leading academic expert on refugee politics and migration diplomacy and our newest EUROSUD (and Glasgow University) staff member.

Participants explored the challenges and contradictions of European migration policy and its implications for crisis management, international human rights and European integration.