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