Paper: Navigating the Controversy: European Asylum Policies and Ukrainian Refugees

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Paper authors Nataliya Tchermalykh
In panel on Migration Management and External Borders in the EU: Refugees and Forced Displacement
Paper presenter(s) will be presenting In-Person / Online


The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has transformed the landscape of European migration, making Ukrainians the largest group of arriving asylum-seekers. This group is distinct by its demographic makeup - predominantly women, the elderly, and children - and its unprecedented transborder mobility. In this presentation, I reflect on the controversy in migration studies as regards the differential treatment of Ukrainians refugees, as opposed to other groups of asylum-seekers, and propose to consider this new refugee regime as an experiment into “Post-Dublin" Europe.