Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences

Date event: 
Thursday 04 May 2017
Starting from: 
16:00 until 18:00
University of Warwick Brussels Office Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, Brussels
Event Type
Member Event

The University of Warwick, along with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy - ELIAMEP (Greece) and the University of Malta will present findings carried out across three Mediterranean island arrival points (Greece, Italy and Malta), as well as key migrant routes, including Athens, Berlin, Istanbul and Rome.

What are the impacts of the recent EU policy developments on migratory journeys and experiences across the Mediterranean? 'Crossing the Mediterranean by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences' is a research project that assessed the impact of policy on those that it affects most directly: refugees and migrants themselves.


The research looked into the journeys and experiences of people migrating, asking:

  • What are the impacts of policy interventions on migratory journeys and experiences across the Mediterranean?
  • How do refugees and migrants negotiate complex and entwined migratory and regulatory dynamics?
  • In what ways can a European policy agenda be re-shaped to address concerns such as migrant deaths at sea more effectively?

In addition to providing a seven site-based case study analyses, the research also provides the first detailed assessment of policies associated with A European Agenda on Migration in terms of policy effects both across routes (eastern and central Mediterranean) and over time (2015 and 2016). The findings and analysis summarised will be presented with the aim of informing policy developments, moving forward.


The research team has the pleasure of announcing that the project’s online story map will be launched for public use at this event, and will be available for participants to browse following the project presentation.

Registration form can be found here.