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Paul Clewett was a Junior Research Fellow at MPI Europe, where he supported research and event activities.
Previously, he worked at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore under the UK Department for International Development–funded Migrating out of Poverty program, where he contributed to research projects focused on the livelihoods of transient workers in Singapore. In addition, he has experience at the European Parliament in Luxembourg and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Swift Centre youth charity in East London and has managed several projects under the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program (formerly known as Youth in Action).
Mr. Clewett completed an MSc in global migration from University College London. His thesis focused on religion, diaspora, and development through the lens of superdiversity in London. He also holds a bachelor’s in international relations and languages from the University of Sussex.
The implications of the just-implemented EU-Turkey refugee deal for children seeking asylum in Greece have thus far been largely overlooked by critics of the controversial accord. This MPI Europe commentary explains how the shortcomings of the deal itself and the infrastructure in place to process asylum seekers could result in children falling through the cracks of the Greek and Turkish protection systems.
Although in theory refugees are already eligible to move beyond the circumstances of their displacement through a variety of legal channels, in reality pathways are often blocked by practical, technical, and political obstacles. This report explores existing tools and innovative new ideas to open additional opportunities to refugees, whether in first-asylum countries or via migration elsewhere.