CTPSR at the Guardian University Awards

Friday 31 March 2017

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Coventry University attended the Guardian University Awards last week after being shortlisted for a prestigious award for the impact of its research shedding light on the dynamics of Europe’s migration crisis.

The ‘Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis’ (MEDMIG) project team entered in the research impact category, and although didn't pick up the award, it serves to recognise the work of CTPSR and the MEDMIG team in their efforts to better understand the complexities surrounding the migration crisis.

The team – led by Professor Heaven Crawley from the Migration and Displacement Research Group at CTPSR, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – spent time in Italy, Greece, Malta and Turkey interviewing 500 people who crossed the Mediterranean in 2015, as part of the first large-scale study of the backgrounds, experiences, aspirations and routes of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe.