A group of European researchers is identifying challenges and drawing up action strategies for European asylum and migration policy from a primarily economic perspective.
The refugee crisis will remain a key issue in Europe for the foreseeable future. With a view to strengthening Europe’s ability to act, the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) intends to close gaps in asylum and migration policy research and develop recommendations for political decision-makers at the national and European levels.
At the heart of MEDAM, European researchers work at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a think tank in Brussels. Research at MEDAM is concentrated on primarily economic issues relating to
In addition, the project brings together experts from different countries and disciplines.
MEDAM is active at the interface between academic research and policymaking. Besides research, regular dialogue with decision-makers at the national and European levels is a central element of the project work. As well as publishing written analyses and articles in scientific journals, the project findings are to be contributed to the political debate through events involving experts from politics, business, academia and civil society.