Authors: Edita Calakovic
Addresses: Global Studies, Karl Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to look into the recent refugee crisis in Europe and to argue on how this crisis turned into a humanitarian problem at a global scene. Moreover, this migration crisis has been developed into a security issue in Europe and in the same time affecting the dynamics of the European integration. For Europe, the integration of refugees is a big challenge. The debates have been focused on immigrant population as a whole rather than asylum-seekers in particular. The debate was often difficult to control because of different meaning between those who favour more assimilation policies against those who argue for protection for the newcomers' cultural identity. This research paper is trying to find out how the Europe is dealing with this huge challenge of immigrants and with their integration.
Keywords: refugee crisis; Europe; integration; multiculturalism; asylum; Arab spring; civil war; EU-Turkey deal.
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2019 Vol.14 No.1, pp.19 - 36
Received: 10 Mar 2018
Accepted: 25 Apr 2018
Published online: 12 Mar 2019 *