Frank van Kesteren
Frank is a former knowledge broker working for the INCLUDE knowledge platform. Next to his activities for the platform, Frank worked on the Migration Trail living analysis and for the Post-2015 dossier at the Broker. Frank holds a Bachelor of International Development Studies from Wageningen University and Research Centre and completed a Research Master of Science in International Development Studies from University of Amsterdam. In his master’s thesis he looked at the impact of globalizing food markets on the cognitive capacities (i.e. skills and knowledge) of food consumers and their relationship with sustainable consumption in Argentina. He has an interest in inclusive development, sociology, the political economy and consumer studies.
In order to provide a clear analysis of current international migration flows and policies, clear definitions are required. The key terms used in debates on migration are outlined below. Some terms are followed by short discussions regarding the usefulness of the terms. An explanation on which terminology is used in the Migration Trail is also discussed.
The Migration Trail focuses on directions and improvements of European migration policies. To do so it is important to outline first how these policies are embedded within international regulations. This article therefore outlines the most important regulations on migration at the level of the European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN).
Although African migration is no new phenomenon, migration from Africa to Europe has increased in recent years. What is driving these people to move to Europe right now?
The year 2015 marked the greatest influx of Syrians to Europe ever recorded. There is little doubt about the danger of the conflict in Syria as the main driver for emigration, but the motives to migrate to Europe can be debated.