September 2016 Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece
Musa Shteiwi (Ed.) Director CSS - Centre for Strategic Studies
Ahmet Bayaner Professor, Head (Department of Business Administration) CREM - Centre for Economic Research on Mediterranean Countries
Lydia Bolani Research Associate ELIAMEP - Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy
Gülden Bölük Associate Professor, Vice Director, Senior Researcher CREM - Centre for Economic Research on Mediterranean Countries
Associated Professor
Berta Fernández Visiting Senior Lecturer Institute for European Studies
Eda Gemi Research Fellow ELIAMEP - Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy
Francesca Ruisi Researcher CSS - Centre for Strategic Studies
Dimitris Skleparis Research Fellow ELIAMEP - Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy

Abstract

Unsolved conflicts in the Middle East, demographic changes and unfavourable socio-economic situation in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean produced migrants and refugees flows on unprecedented scale. This volume examines the socio-economic impact of those flows and policy responses, focusing on four case studies: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.

The first chapter provides with a general picture and introduces some qualitative and quantitative data of the flows. The following two chapters examine issues related to social and economic integration in the three southern Mediterranean countries receiving the biggest number of refugees: Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The last chapter focuses on Greece, the main gate for migrants and refugees entering Europe, giving insights into asylum procedures in Greece, but also, for comparative purposes, in Italy.

The Joint Policy Study is the outcome of the Working Package on “Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies”, led by the Center for Strategic Studies – University of Jordan, in the framework for the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-financed by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).