About us

This site was created by the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy from November 2012-January 2013.

About the Migration Policy Centre

The MPC conducts scientifically robust, policy-relevant field and archival research that targets policy-makers and politicians at both the European and global levels. This research provides tools for addressing migration challenges, by:

  • producing policy-oriented research on aspects of migration, asylum and mobility in Europe and in countries located along migration routes to Europe;
  • bridging research with action by providing policy-makers and other stakeholders with the results required for evidence-based policy-making, as well as with the necessary methodologies to address migration governance needs;
  • pooling scholars, experts, policy makers, and influential thinkers to identify problems, research their causes and consequences, and devise policy solutions.

Syrianrefugees.eu Team 

Alain Navarro

Ilan Moss

Carla Fibla

Marc Semo

Camille Harang


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9 comments on “About us
  1. Hello!

    I am Irina Novakova and I’m media officer at the European Commission. I am responsible for communications on humanitarian aid and crisis response.

    I found your website and am writing to thank you for the effort to raise awareness about the Syrian refugees and the work the European Union is doing to help them. I am at your disposal if you have questions about the EU’s humanitarian aid on this crisis or if you are interested in setting up interviews with our experts.

    Meanwhile, you can find up-to-date information on Commissioner Georgieva’s website: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/georgieva/hot_topics/violence_raging_syria_en.htm

    And especially through our factsheet: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/files/aid/countries/factsheets/syria_en.pdf

    I hope this information is useful!

    Best regards,


    +32 22 95 75 17

  2. Excellent site!

    Thank you for putting this together. We at The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration would like to offer any help that we can in getting the word out about your site.

    We have tweeted the site already, and would appreciate any collaboration between our groups. You can find our latest information on our website or at our twitter handle @TheHagueProcess.

    Thanks again for your efforts!

    Chris Torrance
    Communications Officer
    The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration

  3. William says:


    I am a Masters student in European Studies at Amsterdam University and am currently writing my thesis on European migration policy using the situation in Calais, France as a case study.
    I will graduate in June 2014 and am looking for opportunities to travel and help out in places like refugee camps in Lebanon and the surrounding area of Syria.
    Do you have any vacancies? Is it worth travelling to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey etc. to meet people from your organization or others such as UNHNCR?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you at williamfoster90@gmail.com

    Kind regards,
    William Foster

  4. Amanda says:

    Hi, how are you? I am a student at Cabrini College in Pennsylvania and my class and I are currently working on a multimedia project that examines peace building activism by young people, and the protection of human rights around the world. I’m focusing my work on peace building in Syria and the infliction of human rights.

    Our project will culminate in a web site that focuses on the positive efforts of people in conflict zones who are working to transform their communities. Our hope is that the stories of these people from all around the world will reveal that there’s more to the stories than endless suffering. We want to highlight ways of bridging differences and promoting right relationships.

    I wanted to ask if you would be ok if we used some of your videos or pictures so we can get the message out. We would put the name of your organization on the bottom right of the video for credit.

    It would be greatly appreciated and I commend you for all the work you do.
    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon,

  5. Ahmed says:

    I am 33, a business man from Islmabad – Pakistan, I was assistant team leader to European Union team to Pakistan during Pakistan Flood 2010, I’m certified by European team and was one of the best skilled helper during their visit, I’m looking for opportunities to travel as volunteer myself and help out in places like refugee camps are located in Lebanon and the surrounding area of Syria. (not inside Syria) Do you have any vacancy or can provide me a helpful link? discoverytours786 at yahoo dot com.

  6. Polly Noble says:

    My name is Polly Noble and I am a 4th year medical student currently intercalating at the University of Leeds studying International Health BSc.

    As part of my studies I am hoping to design and complete a research project. For this project I wish to talk to the mothers of a refugee camp to explore their knowledge and attitudes towards diarrhoea and diarrhoea management in children under five.
    The title of my research is: Knowledge and attitudes of mothers related to childhood diarrhoea and diarrhoeal management in a refugee camp– A qualitative study.

    Last year two students from my course conducted their research in a refugee camp in Jordan, however their contact has since left.

    I am enquiring if anyone knows of a refugee camp (or area) where you think this research would be possible and if you have any contacts there.

    I require a host who can facilitate my research by helping me access the camp, and find potential participants. The process should take no longer than three weeks, and I hope to conduct it at some point during May and/or June.

    Thank you very much for reading this message, for any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on rpnoble@hotmail.co.uk

    Best wishes
    Polly Noble

  7. Kris Antonelli says:

    Excellent digital journalism going on here. Slide show, timeline, videos give readers a front seat into the Syrian refugee crisis without bogging them down with dry statistics.

  8. Roy Wang says:

    My name is Roy and I’m a student at Middlebury College, VT, USA and currently I’m in an exchange program in University of Jordan, Amman. I’m doing an independent research about (Syrian) Refugee and Migration studies and I was wondering if you could you give me some contacts of the personnel who are working on the projects, or please forward this message to them? I’m interest in an on-site visit, or shadowing/volunteering work with organization; but if those don’t work out, an interview about some aspects of the projects will be helpful as well! I’m available anytime in the next 2 months in Amman, and please feel free to contact me at twang@middlebury.edu.

  9. Daria says:


    I am a PhD student and I do my research on the topic of Identities of Syrian Christians during the war. My research includes the issue of immigration and problems that Syrians face in other countries, including in Lebanon. Would it be possible to talk to someone in your agency on the topic?

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