In 2016, Director Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly at the University of Victoria was able to leverage BIG's SSHRC funding to secure a Jean Monnet Network Grant from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Comparing and Contrasting EU Border and Migration Policy – Are They Exemplary? expands the BIG network to include Dr. Birte Wassenberg at the University of Strasbourg in France, Dr. Edward Boyle at Kyushu University (connected with Dr. Ken Endo and Naomi Chi at Hokkaido University) in Japan and Dr. Can Mutlu at Bilkent University in Turkey (now at Acadia University in Canada). At UVic, Dr. Brunet-Jailly works closely with EU Migration expert Dr. Oliver Schmidtke.
The Network hypothesizes that answers to the migration crisis are shaping Europe’s borders, migration and related security policies in exemplary manners and should be studied in comparative perspective and context. Activities are aimed at engaging graduate students, young researchers and professors at each partner institution, along with the policy makers in each region.
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|Workshop on Irregular Migration & External Border Security in Europe & beyond||14 Nov 2017|