Decision making on the Balkan Route and the EU-Turkey Statement

Decision making on the Balkan Route and the EU-Turkey Statement

Samenvatting

In 2015, there were higher than normal migration flows from Turkey to Greece and then via the Western Balkans to other European Union (EU) countries, leading to what has been termed Europe’s ‘refugee crisis’.
The primary research question guiding this study is: How can the fluctuations in migration flows on the Balkans route from January 2015-December 2018 be explained?
The core sub-questions guiding this research are:

  • What explanations are there for the sharp decrease in the number of refugees and migrants on the Balkans route even before the EU-Turkey Statement came into effect?
  • What are the decision making factors of refugees and migrants when choosing to leave Turkey before and after the EU-Turkey Statement?
  • To what extent do policy interventions impact refugees and migrants’ decision-making regarding routes and destination choices?

Inhoudsopgave

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Definitions

  1. Introduction
  2. The Western Balkans Route to Europe and the EU-Turkey Statement
  3. Conceptual framework for examining refugees and migrants' decision making
  4. Methodology
  5. Afghans' and Syrians' decision making in Turkey and on the Western Balkans Route
  6. The interaction of policies and decision making
  7. Conclusion

References
Appendices
Management summaries

Publicatiegegevens

Auteur(s):
Kuschminder, K., Dubow, T., íçduygu, A., Üstübici, A., Kirisçioglu, E., Engbersen, G., Mitrovic, O.
Organisatie(s):
Maastricht University - Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Koc University, WODC
Plaats uitgave:
Maastricht
Uitgever:
Maastricht University - Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG)
Jaar van uitgave:
2019
Type rapport:
Eindrapport

Bestelinformatie

Adres:
Universiteit van Maastricht - Maastricht graduate school of governance (MGSoG)
Telefoon:
+31 43 388 46 50
Fax:
+31 43 388 44 99
E-mailadres:
info-governance@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Website:
http://mgsog.merit.unu.edu/

Onderzoekgegevens

Werktitel:
Fluctuaties op migratieroutes
Projectnummer:
2916
Operationele status:
Afgerond