Refugees in the Mediterranean: How Can We Prepare a Better Future?

Monday, 11 July 2016: 17:45
Location: Hörsaal BIG 1 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Gustavo VERDUZCO, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
The present refugee’s crisis in the Mediterranean is a good example of a real situation that touches several countries (and states) where people with different cultural and religious backgrounds  are involved. What has been done? What has not been done? and what should have been done? We must also ask who have been the main actors? The answer to these questions can be a starting point to delve deeper into the problems, at least into part of them.

The purpose of this presentation is to briefly analyze the role of some actors (mainly states and social organizations) when confronting the present refugees’ crisis in the Mediterranean. From this we can obtain several lessons that can help us to think of a better management of similar crisis not only in Europe but in other parts of the world where either refugees or migrants have to face the hardships of their fate.