Migration Solidarity and Acts of Citizenship along the Balkan Route (MIGSOL)

Duration: 
August, 2017 to July, 2019
Funding: 
EU Horizon 2020 - Framework Programme
Research Area: 

The aim of this project is to explore how refugees and refugee solidarity groups along the “Balkan route” relate to and enact European citizenship. While the project of European citizenship is an unprecedented political development, it has institutionally been modelled upon and reproduces national conceptualizations of citizenship, rights and identity. The research will undertake a comparative analysis of discourses and practices of refugees and pro-refugee volunteers in both EU and non-EU sites, and of the way in which they challenge concepts and institutions of European citizenship derived from national models of membership. It will pay particular attention to the relationship between “movement” and the constitution of new European political subjectivities.