FAiR – Finding Agreement in Return
FAiR promises to bolster EU return migration governance by addressing the legitimacy deficits that plague policies on return and alternatives to return. As a member of FAiR, MPG develops and improves measurements of Europe’s return policies through a Migration Return Policy Index (MIREX) and pilots it in 10 different countries.
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ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
INSTYTUT NAUK PRAWNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
FOUNDATION FOR ACCESS TO RIGHTS
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT
SAMUEL HALL EAST AFRICA LIMITED
PLATFORM FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS ASBL
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Project duration: 05/2023 – 12/2026
FAiR complements dominant rational choice perspectives by systematically assessing the importance of norms, frames and shared meanings for intergovernmental cooperation on return. Together with stakeholders in EU+ and non-EU+ countries, FAiR pushes quantitative and qualitative research boundaries in the field, focusing on 5 non-EU+ (Georgia, Iraq, Niger, Nigeria, Turkey) and 5 EU+ states (Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Switzerland).
Specific contributions of FAiR include:
- Econometric models to reduce measurement bias in Eurostat return data
- Better measurements of Europe’s return policies through a Migration Return Policy Index (MIREX)
- Causal inference analysis for all EU+ countries on the effects of policy and non-policy drivers of enforced return
- A large survey experiment in 10 EU+ countries on public support for alternatives to return policies
- Improved guidelines for the human rights monitoring of enforced return
- A negotiation and implementation game that will help international actors to reach agreement on return and readmission
FAiR offers multidisciplinary expertise and comprises a mix of academic, policy research, governmental and irregular migrant advocacy organisations, spanning Europe, Africa and the Middle East.