Trajectories of the Syrian diaspora in Europe
One of the reasons for the Syrian uprising that has increasingly been mentioned in academic research is the occurrence of climate change and prevalent droughts in the MENA region. More research in this relationship with the Syrian crisis is needed and a clear definition of what constitutes a “climate change refugee” is currently not agreed upon. The main theoretical question of this project therefore is if and in what perspective the influx of refugees arriving at the European continent can be placed within the framework of “environmental migration”. What climate change refugees have in common, is the complex but determinable relationship between environmental factors and migration, which calls for policy-oriented research that can provide grounds for effective conflict and resource governance improvements and expansion of international laws for the protection of these type of refugees.