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What are the effects of EU migration policy in Jordan? 1st September 2022

The EU has over the past years increasingly externalised its borders outside its own territory. Externalisation in a nutshell denotes the relocation of border controls and other migration management functions to so-called third countries. How does this play out in Jordan—host of more than 600,000 Syrian refugees?

IMER Breakfast Seminar
Ann Cathrin Coralles- Øverlid

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In this breakfast meeting, Zoë Jordan analysed the implications of the EU migration policy for education and employment in Jordan. Cathrine Talleraas and Sarah Tobin also joined the conversation. 

The presentation drew on fieldwork conducted as part of the CMI-led ‘Effects of Externalisation’  (EFFEXT) project. For more info, visit:  www.effext.org

Zoë Jordan is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University. Her research interests include forced migration, protracted and urban displacement, ethics of care and informal assistance in humanitarian contexts, and education and work in displacement. In the EFFEXT project, she examines the impact of EU migration and refugee policy in Jordan.

Cathrine Talleraas is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) and Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Her research focuses on the governance of migration and transnationalism. She is Project Leader of the EFFEXT project.

Sarah Tobin is a Senior Researcher at CMI. She is an anthropologist focusing on Islam, economic anthropology, and displacement/migration in the Middle East and East Africa.