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© European University Institute / CERC Migration, Ryerson University

Welcome to Week 2!

In week One, we discussed the Syrian refugee case and the integration of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Germany, and Canada.

This week we switch our attention to North America and Europe, focusing on how these locations experience and implement migration policy differently. We will consider how these countries have responded to a recent increase in arrivals, and how political and policy changes have followed.

  • First, we will examine the North American migration phenomena, looking at both the US and Canada. We’ll be observing the main routes, history, and numbers of migrants. We will then study the policy changes introduced by the Trump administration and their effects. Additionally, we will focus on Canada’s approach to the migration flows originating from the US, and how they have changed in time.

  • Next, we will look at the European Union migration policy. We will explore the main routes of arrival, numbers, and flows. Then we will focus on the migration policy approach during the 2015 migration emergency and the new EU policy implemented in 2020.

Let’s begin!

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