Trajectories of the Syrian diaspora in Europe

Project: ResearchIndividual research project

Research areas and keywords


  • Syrian refugees , Syria, Europe, Diaspora, Climate Change, Migration


Little research has yet been undertaken to understand the newly emerging Syrian diaspora in Europe. The growing number of Syrian refugees in Europe is already impacting political landscapes in both transit and recipient countries. This project explores the everyday lives of Syrians who started to arrive in Europe in 2012 and aims to understand their trajectories, personal histories and key challenges that Syrian refugees face in establishing their new lives in Europe. In particular, this project investigates the lives of those Syrian refugees who come from drought stricken rural areas in Syria and the reasons why they fled to Europe. To increase this understanding, the project will bring together in-depth Syria scholarship and sustainable development studies, media and film studies and forced migration/refugee studies.
Effective start/end date2017/09/01 → …


Related research output

Josepha Wessels, 2018, Syrian refugee children in Europe and the Middle East: Integrating the exiled: . Pace, M. & Sen, S. (eds.). UK: Routledge, (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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