Kelebija, transit area

29/09/2016 -  Marzia Bona Kelebija

On the border between Serbia and Hungary, the situation is dramatic. Thousands of people, crammed into makeshift camps, are waiting to cross the border into the EU. Reportage

Fleeing Romanians: The Story of Those Who Made It Over the Border

14/09/2016 -  Marina ConstantinoiuIstvan Deak

Twenty-seven years ago, Western Europe welcomed European brethren escaping from Eastern European regimes, relegated to living in oppressive communist regimes

Fleeing Romanians: Who Clipped Their Wings in Mid Flight?

26/08/2016 -  Marina ConstantinoiuIstvan Deak

Romanian “border jumpers” tried to flee the Communist regime, often paying with their lives. After 26 years, this issue remains a black hole in the history of the country

Greece: media and migration

03/06/2016 -  Marzia Bona

How to report on migration? How to respect the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, and minorities? The case of Greece and the proposal of the "Charter of Idomeni"

The crisis of the EU solidarity: legal issues

17/05/2016 -  Luisa Chiodi

A review of some conflictual issues dividing Member States dealing with the refugee crisis. Interview with Irene Wieczorek, researcher at the Institute for European Studies

Remembering Syria in a Jewelry Box

23/03/2016 -  Sana Aljendi

Sana Aljendi is a Syrian migrant, currently living in Turkey. For Sana, today Syria is just a box full of jewelry and memories of Damascus, her home city

The dangerous spread of crimes of solidarity

18/03/2016 -  Nando Sigona

Criminalising volunteers who act in solidarity with migrants and refugees is a way of detering European civic society from getting involved. Further mobilisation is the answer

Brussels and Ankara, the bad deal

17/03/2016 -  Nils Muižnieks Strasbourg

The migration deal between EU and Turkey is illegal and must be changed, says CoE Commissioner for Human Rights. There are other ways to address the migrants crisis, complying with the member States obligations to protect those who flee wars and persecution

Macedonia: Journalists detained during March of Hope


Journalists and activists have been detained by Macedonian forces during the march through which migrants and asylum seekers tried to enter Macedonia from Greece on March 14

Looking for the Albanian route

16/03/2016 -  Giovanni Vale Tirana

A still landscape of clay, low trees, and white rocks. Albania looks with apprehension at its southern border, increasing patrols should any refugee appear. A report

Symβiosis: Greece after the shutdown

15/03/2016 -  Andrea Oskari Rossini

The Balkan route shutdown is prompting a humanitarian crisis in Greece. The situation in the north of the country: interview with Despina Syrri

Istanbul, in the traffickers' net

08/03/2016 -  Dimitri Bettoni, Filippo Cicciù Istanbul

For the vast majority of refugees and migrants, using the Turkish network of traffickers is the only choice in order to start the journey along the Balkan Route. Our report

Bulgaria: Dinko, the shameful "super-hero"

02/03/2016 -  Francesco Martino Sofia

One of the main TV stations in Bulgaria, bTV, glorifies a man who hunts migrants and wants them dead. This is the story

A Balkan Odyssey

27/10/2015 -  Andrea Oskari Rossini

The flow of migrants and refugees along the Balkan trail is turning into a humanitarian crisis, with no recognition of the needs of vulnerable categories. Reports of violence by the Bulgarian police

Bulgaria: the trafficking networks

15/10/2015 -  Francesco Martino Sofia

The government in Sofia has recently strengthened the laws against people-trafficking, in an attempt to strike the local criminal organizations who are finding in the migrants a new source of income

Belgrade, on the trail of refugees

13/10/2015 -  Andrea Oskari Rossini Belgrade

The journey of migrants and refugees from the Serbian capital to the identification camp of Opatovac, in Croatia

Greece: Tilos, a safe haven

30/09/2015 -  Gilda Lyghounis

5,500 refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, have reached the small Greek island of Tilos in two years

Refugees in Turkey, heading West

06/10/2015 -  Fazıla Mat Istanbul

Turkey is hosting some 2 million Syrian refugees, but won’t grant them refugee status. This, and the tough life they are leading, drives them to try heading towards Europe

The Balkan trail: Orban's wall

22/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Budapest

The Hungarian wall, on the border with Serbia, casts a first curtain on the Balkan Trail, forcing refugees to change course and head to Croatia, making their journey even more difficult. Seventh and final episode of our correspondent's diary

Macedonia, the Refugee Emergency

23/09/2015 -  Francesca Rolandi

The NGO Legis is one of the few organizations working with migrants and refugees in Macedonia. An interview with Mersiha Smailovikj, one of the founders of Legis, provides a complex picture of the situation

The Balkan Trail: resting in Belgrade

21/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Belgrade

Our correspondent continues his journey with the refugees crossing the Balkan Trail. For many, the stop in Belgrade is a time for resting after the fatigues of the long journey. Sixth episode

Balkan Trail: arrival in Preševo

21/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Preševo

From Macedonia to the border with Serbia. The refugees cross the border and head for Preševo. Fifth episode of the travelogue by our correspondent on the Balkan Trail

Business on the Balkan Trail: Macedonia

17/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Gevgelija

Dozens of company-owned buses wait for refugees at the border between Greece and Macedonia, to take them across the country, all the way up to Serbia

The Balkan Trail: from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija

16/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Thessaloniki

Before reaching the town of Gevgelija, Macedonia, our correspondent stops in Thessaloniki to discuss the refugees' situation with the Mayor. Third episode

Refugees in Serbia: the stance of civic society

14/09/2015 -  Caterina Ghobert

Pavle Kilibarda, researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, explains the situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia. Interview

The Balkan Trail: Said

15/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Athens

Downtown Athens, a small garden full of people. This is where we meet Said, an Afghan boy with a contagious smile

The Balkan Trail: arrival in Piraeus

15/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale Atene

Every day refugees and migrants cross the Balkan peninsula to reach the European Union. Stages in a difficult and tiring journey as described in the diary of our reporter

The new wall and us: friends

29/09/2015 -  André Cunha (with Móni Bense) Szeged

At the border between Hungary and Serbia, a week after the construction of the new European wall. Fourth episode

The Hungarian wall

03/09/2015 -  Giovanni Vale

At the border between Serbia, Hungary, and Romania, where the EU geographically begins but morally ends

The New Wall and us: One Tea on the Way to Exile

01/09/2015 -  André Cunha (with the collaboration of Móni Bense)

The journey from Syria to Europe, along the Balkan route. In Hungary: apartheid and solidarity. Third Episode