Latest blog articles by Dersim Yabasun

  • refugees

    Integration of refugees: towards a more coordinated approach

    14 July 2017
    The increased flow of asylum applicants and migrants to the EU in recent years has not only put considerable pressure on the reception systems of Member States, but at the same time raises challenges regarding the integration of newcomers at the national and local level.
  • Bulgaria’s zero refugee integration policy and beyond

    (T)here and Back Again: the EU approach towards asylum seekers

    15 September 2015
    Duo blog by Dersim Yabasun and Alexander Hoogenboom At the outset of this blog there is reason to underline the value of an effective asylum policy. There is a tendency in some populist media, as well as among some populist politicians, to depict and cast the current humanitarian crisis as largely an abuse of the ‘asylum route’ for regular economic migration, [1] or as a ‘Muslim invasion of Europe’, [2] or even directly as a security threat as ISIS fighters are ‘shaving beards to sneak into the EU as migrants’. [3] These commentators invariably propose, as a...
  • International response to the largest regional refugee crisis

    International response to the largest regional refugee crisis

    25 September 2014
    According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 70,000 refugees have reached Turkey and it is expected that hundreds of thousands of Kurdish refugees will arrive at the Turkish border in the coming days and weeks.
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