CARIM - Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration

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This module of the Web site is organised around a subdivision into:

  • Institutions
  • Policies
  • Socio-Political environment.

1. Institutions

a) Institutions operating at national level

Since migration is not just a security question but also a social, economic and political one, the inventory covers a broad range of institutions.

  • Government Agencies
    • Ministry of the Interior and its specialized services
    • Ministry of Labour
    • Ministry of Social Affairs
    • Ministry of Health
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Ministry of Education
  • Non-governmental Agencies

Among the many institutions of civil society, the following distinction is made:

  • Local NGOs:
    • Human rights
    • charity
    • churches
    • research centres
    • trade unions
    • employers’ groups, …

NGOs created by migrants

Transnational NGOs and migrants’ associations


b) International institutions

  • International Organizations
  • International NGOs

2. Policies

This section will contain an introduction explaining the objectives and principles of each country’s migration policy, in the following areas:

  • Government policy on immigration
  • Government policy on emigration
  • Government policy on transitory migration
  • Policies of other actors, public or private
  • Comparison between policies applying to nationals and non-nationals


a) Government Policies

  • Policies aimed at emigrants, relating to:
    • Social security
    • Protection of rights
    • Health
    • Employment
    • Education
    • Return migration
    • Investment
    • Political participation
    • Remittances and other private transfers
    • Diplomatic assistance
  • Policies aimed at immigrants, relating to:
    • Social security
    • Protection of rights
    • Health
    • Education and culture
    • Access to legal aid
    • Deportation
    • Access to work
    • ‘Guest worker’ programmes
    • Temporary migration

b) Policies of non-governmental institutions or actors

See list above.


3. Socio-Political environment

  • Governmental attitudes and discourses towards migrants
  • Attitudes of trade unions, associations, NGOs, churches, and social groups towards migrants
  • Programmes of political parties
  • Analysis of regional and international factors impacting migration trends in the SEM and SSA countries.
Gender and Migration

CARIM has launched the new research topic: "Gender and Migration". Click here for more details and information on related events.

Highly-Skilled Migration

CARIM is currently publishing papers following research into Highly-Skilled Migration into, through and from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa. Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Migration Profiles

CARIM Migration Profiles provide an overview of demographic, economic, legal and sociopolitical aspects shaping migration in the country.
Click here for more information

Irregular Migration

CARIM has published 36 papers as a result of research into Irregular Migration in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries.
Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Circular Migration

CARIM has published 38 papers as a result of research into Circular migration in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Iraqi refugees

CARIM has just published 10 papers on Iraqi Refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. Click on the link to view the papers.

Page last updated: 12/05/2010NULL