Funding the Migration and Refugee Crises in the European Union

Spring 2018 Grant Recipient


James Savage (Politics) This project analyzes how the European Union and its twenty-eight member states financed and budgeted for the expenses associated with the migration and refugee crises. Between 2015 and 2017 some 2.6 million migrants and refugees entered Europe and applied for asylum. EU rules declare that member states are obligated to provide housing, food, and healthcare for the asylum seekers. Additional expenses include providing education, language training, and job training, as well as security costs, processing asylum claims, and efforts to exclude asylum seekers. How Europe responds to the crises has broad implications for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.