Nytt Horizon-projekt till CRS


GAPs: De-centring the Study of Migrant Returns and Readmission Policies in Europe and Beyond

The project is a comprehensive study on the drivers of return policies for migrants and barriers/enablers in international cooperation on returns. By taking a close look at governance, cooperation and actor’s agency, the project is able to suggest new avenues for international cooperation, develop recommendations for stakeholders and explore alternative pathways to returning migrants.

The project achieves its aims via multi-disciplinary, qualitative and quantitative comparative research in 11 countries in Europe, Africa and the broader Middle East (including Afghanistan). The project involves wide-ranging and innovative impacts, including the creation of interactive data repository on returns, a return cooperation index, return governance indicators, policy briefs and workshops, the formation of stakeholder expert panels, a digital storytelling and video series, the launching of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as well as open access policy and scholarly publications.

GAPs is Funded by a Horizon Europe grant from the European Commission. It is led by Prof. Önver Cetrez at CRS and coordinated jointly by CRS in Uppsala and Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), Germany. The project runs from March 2023 until March 2026.

GAPs press release

Last modified: 2021-06-15