This research plan covers two ambitious and cutting edge projects that aim at having decisive impact on how policies in the two areas of research are being defined. The first one will be on 'Democracy, Digitalization, and International Law' and th KU Leuven
Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR): Migration and Social Mobility: Creating Impact through Participation Ghent University
The interdisciplinary Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) already recognizes Ghent University as U+2018Centre of ExcellenceU+2019 on the social dimensions of migration and fleeing. Through an increasing focus on participation in its diverse dimensions, this excellence will be further strengthened and the entire university community will be supported in the effective realization of impact on society from ...
Safe with the neighbours? Refugee protection and EU external migration policy in Turkey and Morocco Ghent University
The European Union increasingly looks to outsource its international responsibility to protect refugees to third countries. Its policy space is limited, however, by international refugee and human rights law. This project assesses legal and actual refugee protection in Turkey and Morocco, in order to formulate recommendations for national protection frameworks and EU external migration policy, in line with international law.
Five years after the migration crisis: how successful have the European and national frameworks been in integrating migrants in the labour market and providing them with access to education? A comparative research into the European and national … Hasselt University
Safe with the Neighbours? Actual and legal protection of forced migrants under EU externalisation policies: legal, sociological and political perspectives from Morocco Ghent University
The EU increasingly U+2018externalisesU+2019 its international responsibility over migrants in need of protection to third countries such as Morocco. This research examines whether and how forced migrants can find protection in Morocco, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It evaluates (1) extraterritorial responsibility under international law, (2) migrantsU+2019 aspirations and understandings of protection, and (3) Global South dynamics in ...
Patent Governance, Patent Reforms & Institutional Change: A Comparative Analysis of Patent Reforms in Europe, the US and Japan. University of Antwerp
International judicial politics: EU and US responses to WTO litigation. University of Antwerp
You too? No way! Rape mythology applied to credibility assessments of applications based on sexual or gender-based violence (SGBV) in the European asylum procedure Ghent University
UNHCRU+2019s concern that asylum authorities base credibility assessments on stereotypical and erroneous gender perceptions strongly resembles the U+2018rape mytholgyU+2019 phenomenon. This research will collect data from a literature analysis, asylum authorities (case law study and self-reporting KAP survey), and asylum seekers themselves (qualitative interviews), in order to analyse the occurrence of U+2018SGBV mythologyU+2019 in the ...
Urban Academy: a collaboratorium for sustainability issues in Ghent Ghent University
The Urban Academy focuses on socio-ecological problems in the city of Ghent and at Ghent University. Academic staff, students, policy makers, civil society actors, etc. work in inter- and transdisciplinary research processes on problem definitions and possible solutions, (living lab) experiments and upscaling initiatives, (policy) reports and scientific articles. Our theoretical and analytical framework integrates socio-spatial, ...