Migration has occurred over millennia; however, it is now increasing in intensity and rapidity. The repercussions of migratory flows are altering the way we relate to our communities and the rest of the world. This means that all of humanity now has an active role in addressing the crises causing massive waves of migration, but also how to include and integrate migrants into their new societies.

Migration and the challenge to maintain European unity

The migration crisis in Europe has split the political elite not only across the EU, but also within individual European states. The discussion on...

Is a solution for managing migration finally here?

Migration has become a hallmark of the 21st century. It is a topic that, according to International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William...

European and Russian migration policy in perspective

“There is nothing permanent except change” wrote Greek philosopher Heraclitus. The world is currently being transformed at an accelerated rate, involving more and more...
History, migration, and a mix of traditions: Tajiks drink vodka at a wedding celebration. (Credit: Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)

Religious institutions and Tajik migrant integration in Russia

How international migration changes the role of religious communities Debating the role of religion in the process of migrant integration is increasingly important. This is unsurprising...
Uzbek and Tajik migrants in Russia, September 2008. (Credit: Fred. S/Flickr)

The problems of Central Asian migration to Russia

When we consider that over three percent of the world’s population lives outside their country of origin, and almost half of them from less...
Refugees approach the Greek island of Lesbos. (Credit: Steve Evans/Flickr)

European migration management: A plan of action

Everyone agrees that the European Union has not handled the ongoing Mediterranean migration crisis well. Missteps and missed opportunities have split Member States and...

Bridging cultural and religious fault-lines with dialogue-of-civilisations principles: Aspects for migration policy

European state institutions and non-governmental organisations are currently debating best practice and seeking effective approaches as to how the evolving challenges of international migration...
Rhodes Forum 2017

15th Annual Rhodes Forum report

The 15th Annual Rhodes Forum took place on the island of Rhodes, Greece from 6-7 October 2017. The Forum gathered approximately 300 participants from...