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Admir Skodo was a Senior Policy Analyst at MPI Europe, primarily working on EU asylum and refugee policies. He focused in particular on policy responses to and public perceptions of refugee crises, border-control measures, the externalization of asylum processing, and root causes of forced migration.
Before joining MPI Europe, Dr. Skodo worked on forced migration issues in multiple capacities. He was a consultant for immigration attorneys, including researching country-of-origin information in asylum cases based on a training program that he developed and taught to asylum officers in the Swedish Migration Agency. He was also a researcher at Lund University and has developed and taught courses on migration at Stanford University, Lund University, and the University of California, Berkeley. Finally, prior to joining MPI Europe, he was an analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Dr. Skodo holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute.
By involving community members in welcoming refugee newcomers, community sponsorship programs hold the potential to open new protection pathways, better support refugee integration, and strengthen social cohesion. This MPI Europe report explores common challenges to the recruitment and retention of sponsors as well as strategies to address them, with a close look at experiences in Belgium, Germany, and Ireland.
Many actors have a hand in refugee resettlement, including national and local governments, international organizations, and civil society. Strong coordination between these stakeholders is needed if resettlement programs are to operate smoothly, provide appropriate support to refugees, and potentially grow. This report explores common challenges to developing this type of coordination as well as strategies to address them.
Swedish asylum policy has taken a restrictionist turn since the country received a record-breaking number of asylum seekers in 2015 and after electoral gains by the nationalist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats pushed the governing coalition to a harder line. Still, other aspects of the country’s migration policy remain welcoming, as this country profile explores.