In the Shadow of the Citadel – the Impact of the European Migration Regime on „third Countries“

März 2014

European con­trol of refu­gee- and migra­ti­on move­ment does not start at Europe’s exter­nal bor­ders, but reaches far bey­ond. By try­ing to con­trol and influ­ence the immi­gra­ti­on and emi­gra­ti­on poli­ci­es of its bor­de­ring sta­tes, the European Uni­on has vir­tual­ly crea­ted an extra­ter­ri­to­ri­al zone of iso­la­ti­on and con­tain­ment of fle­eing and migra­ti­on bey­ond its bor­ders.

The fol­lo­wing stu­dies on Sene­gal, Mau­ri­ta­nia, Tuni­sia, Tur­key and the Repu­blic of Mol­d­o­va exem­pli­fy what is taking place in the shadow of the European cita­del. They demons­tra­te how the gui­de­li­nes and extra­ter­ri­to­ri­al inter­ven­ti­ons of the European coun­ter-migra­ti­on mea­su­res clo­se down spaces pre­vious­ly open for tran­sit and tem­pora­ry stays, how the­se spaces are trans­for­med into pri­son-like loca­ti­ons for refu­gees and migrants, and how soci­al cohe­si­on and sustainab­le poten­ti­al for deve­lop­ment are under­mi­ned in the popu­la­ti­ons invol­ved.

EDITORS: Bread for the World – Pro­tes­tant Deve­lop­ment Ser­vice, med­ico inter­na­tio­nal, Foun­da­ti­on PRO ASYL / Fri­ends of PRO ASYL