Conference on Migrations and Xenophobia in EU Held in Split

By 26 October 2019

ZAGREB, October 26, 2019 - An international conference on globalisation of migrations and xenophobia in the European Union took place in Split on Saturday and on that occasion "Demos Migrant Portal", a database on migrations and demography in three languages – Croatian, German and English – was presented.

The conference, which brought together researchers from Croatia and abroad, was organised by the Zagreb-based Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Split.

Researcher Anđelko Milardović of the Zagreb institute said that in the event that European Union criticised too much the policy of the Turkish government, one could expect a scenario of changes in migratory routes.

He warned about possible "social chaos" in the Mediterranean and the Balkans in that scenario.

Milardović spoke about anti-migration political parties "as the children of the 21st century". "This is a totally new type of political parties as reaction to the globalisation of migrations," said the Croatian researcher.

Branka Likić Brborić of the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) in Sweden, said that all in Europe needed migrations, underlining that the developed European countries need migrants as workforce.

She sees an anti-migrant climate as a smoke screen and said that it could lead to deepening inequalities inside and between countries in Europe and in the world.

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