New Project “Migration Policy”

Against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda and the 2018 Global Compacts for Migration and Refugees, the international community discusses how these global norms for migration management will be implemented by national and local policy actors – and supported by development policy. A critical but often neglected aspect of these debates are the inherent politics of migration. They are characterized by conflicting interests and priorities in negotiations and influenced by other global megatrends like urbanization, state fragility, and climate change.

Starting in January 2020 the research project „Contested Mobility: Migration policy in countries in the Global South“ will explore how global migration norms can be translated into coherent national and local policies and what their impacts are on diverse actor groups in selected example countries. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

It builds on the „Reducing root causes of the forced displacement and managing migration“ project (2017-2019) and will be undertaken by Jörn Grävingholt (project leader), Eva Dick, Jana Kuhnt, Charles Martin-Shields, and Benjamin Schraven.