Protecting Irregular Migrants in Europe (PRIME): Institutions, Interests and Policies


Protecting Irregular Migrants in Europe (PRIME) is the new EU Horizon funded project.



The purpose of PRIME is to understand:

– diverse experiences of irregular migrants across Europe

– interests and attitudes of communities that host them

– the national agencies and policies that shape those experiences and responses

– contextualized policy tools needed to respond


The PRIME consortium is led by Professor Martin Ruhs at the European University Institute and comprises six partners: Danish Refugee Council, University of Bristol, University St. Gallen, University of Zagreb, University of Warsaw, and Uppsala University.


We are also working with partner EU-funded projects: Improving the Living and Labour Conditions of Irregularised Migrant Households in Europe (i-Claim), Measuring Irregular Migration (MIrreM), and Dignity for Irregular Migrants (DignityFirm).

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