Razumkov Centre & KAS: The Impact of Migration Processes on the Post-war Recovery of Ukraine And The Migration Policies Of The EU and EaP Countries

2023-11-07 | Expert publications

The present study focuses on the current processes of forced emigration, with respect to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) as an initiative aimed at developing civilised migration processes with the EU countries. Russia’s full-scale aggression has created new challenges and threats for Ukraine itself, for the EU countries as providers of temporary asylum to Ukrainians fleeing the war, and for other countries hosting Ukrainian refugees. The latter include the EaP countries — Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belarus.

The most important challenge facing Ukraine today is emigration, a huge flow of forced migrants to the EU. The ongoing war may provoke further relocation of Ukrainians abroad, although its intensity and direction will depend on many factors. The intensification of migration processes in Europe is a geopolitical challenge for both member states and the European Union as a whole. Effective management of migration flows is in the common interest of all individual participants and the EU as a union. Migration regulation has become one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of the EU’s home affairs and justice.

Therefore, this study is an interdisciplinary one, aimed at addressing complex problems, the relevance of which is due to a number of interrelated issues. The study consists of four sections and appendices. The present study focuses on the current processes of forced emigration, with respect to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) as an initiative aimed at developing civilised migration processes with the EU countries. Russia’s full-scale aggression has created new challenges and threats for Ukraine itself, for the EU countries as providers of temporary asylum to Ukrainians fleeing the war, and for other countries hosting Ukrainian refugees. The latter include the EaP countries — Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belarus.

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