After a preparatory meeting in September 2016 in Berlin, the group Global Migration and Human Rights was established as a GYA working group in 2017. The group met again in May 2017 in Edinburgh. An international workshop on Global Individual Responsibility was held in April 2018 in Munich, Germany.

A book on “Responsibility for Refugee and Migrant Integration” will be published by de Gruyter in April 2019.


An international workshop on Global Individual Responsibility was held in April 2018. It aimed to expand on an understanding of the role of individual citizens in refugee integration, and reach new scholarly insights. Altogether 14 international speakers – scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as practitioners and activists – discussed concepts of global individual responsibility and shed light on individual action and integration practices in high-income Western countries. See here for a workshop report.

In September 2018, group members participated in an Evidence and Policy Summer School, which was organised by the GYA’s Science Advice working group together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in Laxenburg, Austria. The summer school’s theme was “The role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European neighbourhood”. It was aimed at early- to mid-career scientists interested in how to achieve impact on policy-making, as well as at policymakers interested in how to commission and use research in their daily work. The Migration group led breakout discussions of policy recommendations that emerged from their April 2018 workshop.