University of Malta
 

News on Campus
Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union
UOM Main Page
 
 
* 2015
divider
* 2014
divider
* 2013
divider
* 2012
  * Maltese Pharmacy Student Quizzes President Barroso on the Nobel Peace Prize
  * University of Malta - Sultanate of Oman Collaboration
  * Ecumenical Service on Campus
  * First Graduates from the e-Learning Degree for Health Care Professionals
  * First Time Ever for Diploma in Chinese
  * Malta Meets Germany in a Materials Engineering Student Visit
  * Sustainable Mobility in Malta: Transport Research in Practice
  * University of Malta at Xiamen University’s Malta Week Activities
  * Graduation 2012
  * The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China on First Visit to University of Malta
  * Malta Conference of the European Association for University Lifelong Learning
  * The 2012 European Modelling Symposium
  * Junior College Students Attend Meeting at Europe House (Malta)
  * Verona Student Exchange 2012
  * Inauguration of Junior College Sports Ground
  * President George Abela visits the Faculty of Engineering
  * Erasmus University Students Learn Maltese
  * University of Malta - International Policy Leadership Institute Collaboration
  * Global Entrepreneurship Week
  * The University Honours Joseph Calleja
  * Sustainable Development Conference
  * University Extends an Open Invitation
  * Students Invited to a World of Plants
  * The University to Honour Joseph Calleja
  * Public Lecture on District Nursing
  * Students’ Gift to the University’s RIDT
  * The Prime Minister Visits the Junior College
  * Maltese Pharmacist Addresses International Pharmacy Meeting
  * Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management
  * Welcome to DegreePlus
  * Discussion Seminar on Food, Diets & Environment
  * Pharmacy Students Participate in UK Pharmacy Conference
  * Institute for European Studies Awarded Jean Monnet Projects
  * Creating a Knowledge Transfer Framework & Technology Entrepreneurship Programme
  * Opening of Academic Year 2012-2013
  * Junior College Orchestra at ‘Notte Bianca’
  * New Students, New Courses 2012-2013
  * Programme for the Opening of Academic Year 2012-2013
  * First Gozo BIODIVMEX Scientific Workshop
  * Malta Launch of the Project GARDMED
  * Successful Psychology Book Launch
  * Discover University!
  * Course in Modern Hebrew
  * At Least 21 European Languages in Danger of Digital Extinction
  * New Book on Validation of Community Pharmacy
  * Applications for University of the Third Age - U3E
  * Applications for Entry to the University Junior College
  * New Part-time Course M.Sc. (Audiology)
  * Science in the City (28 Sept.)
  * Middlesea Insurance and MSV Life Renew Agreement with UoM
  * First Gozo International BioDivMeX Workshop
  * MCA Initiative to Fund Research on Topics Related to Telecoms and ICT
  * Agreement between UoM and Housing Authority
  * Late Applications for Some UoM Courses
  * M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Offered by Video Conferencing in Gozo
  * Public Life in Malta
  * PANACEA Meeting held in Malta
  * University Welcomes Wise Owl
  * Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union
  * Interactive Sculpture by Vince Briffa at Larnaca International Airport
  * South Texas University College of Law Students at Valletta Campus
  * Training Courses in the Renewable Energy Sector
  * The Mediterranean Tourism Industry
  * Italian Unification and European Politics
  * Diane Borg representing Malta in the Olympics
  * Meeting in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  * Courses Offered by the Department of English
  * Social Policy and Social Work Courses
  * Junior College Students Winners in Young Reporters for The Environment Competition
  * ICT Final Year Projects Exhibition 2012
  * La Petite Auberge de France
  * M.A. in Hospitaller Studies
  * Honoris Causa: Joseph Calleja
  * Introductory Course in Marine Biology
  * New Part-time Course: M.Sc. Audiology
  * Underwater Landslides and Deep Water Corals Discovered during CUMECS Expedition
  * Course in Pharmaceutical Technology
  * How We Can Get More out of Our Aid Money
  * New Master of Science in Medical Physics
  * Courses Offered by the Faculty of Dental Surgery
  * Master of Arts in Baroque Studies
  * Courses Offered by the Institute for Sustainable Development
  * Diploma in Gozo Studies
  * Courses Offered by the Department of Public Policy
  * B.Sc. (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
  * Bachelor of European Studies
  * A Bachelor Degree Course in Chinese
  * New Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action
  * Master of Arts in 'Literary Tradition and Popular Culture'
  * Learning by Comparing
  * The Changing Face of the Information Professionals
  * B.Sc. in Human Language Technology
  * Syriac and Christian Arabic Studies Scholars to Meet in Malta
  * Think Malta, Think University, Think Ideas, Think for You
  * Project “Waterfront” begins its First Phase
  * Success at the 5th Summer School in GIS
  * Introductory Summer Courses in Latin and Classical Greek
  * University of Malta Statement
  * Transmedia Storytelling – What is it?
  * Short Courses Offered by the Institute for PE & Sport
  * Introduction to the 'Summer Chinese Programme'
  * Exploring Submarine Canyons
  * L-Għaqda tal-Malti
  * Fun with Healthy Food
  * GARDMED – The Network of Mediterranean Gardens
  * Reunion of Alumni: B.A. (Hons) Economics 1972
  * Sustainable Development Issues in Malta
  * Night Sky Observation at the Junior College
  * Visit to Luxembourg by Prof. Laurent Seychell
  * Department of Environmental & Resources Law Hosts Commissioner Hedegaard
  * Fonzu l-Fenek visits Ta' Qali Farmers’ Market
  * Learning Italian through Language Games
  * Adventure in the French Alps
  * International Summer School on GIS
  * Another Publication by MUP
  * First Draft of an Administrative Code
  * Dean of Science Awards
  * Training Seminar on Case Management and Sentencing Guidelines
  * U3E Award Ceremony
  * E-Library Competition Winner Presentation
  * Karmenu Vassallo Commemoration
  * Lecture Schedule of the Confucius Institute at UoM
  * Symposium: Texte et Image
  * Proceeds from Anthology for Malta Red Cross Society
  * Faculty of Arts Dean’s List Award Ceremony
  * Fire Engineering Conference and Ph.D. Training School
  * Improving the Quality of Building Stock and the Built Environment
  * Dr Andrew Azzopardi Receives Journalism Awards
  * Dance Studies Students Visit Leeds
  * Henry Frendo's Europe and Empire
  * Junior College Orchestra Performs in Crema
  * Kids on Campus Registrations
  * Collaboration Agreements between University of Malta, SIB Laboratories Ltd and Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri
  * University of Malta and SIB Laboratories Ltd
  * UoM Imagine Cup Team
  * Pro-Rector for Gozo
  * Lunch at the Kappara Hotel
  * Change and Opportunities in the Emerging Mediterranean
  * New Evening Courses Offered by the Confucius Institute
  * Junior College Donation to Inspire
  * Engineering Conference 2012
  * HSK Test Offered by the Confucius Institute
  * President Praises Maltese Studies
  * Actavis Award for Best M. Pharm. Student Presentation
  * Accountancy Awards 2012
  * Department of Translation & Interpreting on Optimale Interactive Map
  * MUP Launches Eight Books
  * Cultural Enriching Experience for Junior College Students
  * Big Buzz from a Small Island
  * Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Gozo
  * Next Stop... Junior College
  * Imagination and Innovation in ICT
  * Possible Areas of Cooperation Discussed
  * CPTM Remembers Rev. Prof. Peter Serracino Inglott
  * Othello Workshops at Junior College
  * Department of History of Art Study and Research Visit
  * Prime Minister Visits UoM Genetics Labs
  * European Studies Dissertation Seminar 2012
  * Irish Ambassador visits University Library
  * Knowledge Transfer
  * Short Course on Turbulence (20-24 Mar.)
  * MISTRALS General Assembly in Malta
  * European Chemistry Networks in University of Malta Meetings
  * Junior College Annual Soirée 2012
  * Centre for Literacy Pays Tribute to an Outstanding Teacher
  * 2012 Annual Pharmacy Symposium
  * An Introduction to Marine Biology
  * Learn Japanese
  * Pharmacy Practice Unit Inaugurated
  * UoM Rector Visits Actavis
  * New Designation for University of Malta Degrees
  * Dance Studies the Basics
  * Research Matters: UoM Bi-annual Magazine
  * Forum on Legal Issues for Adaptation to Climate Change
  * Seismicity and Earthquake Engineering in the Extended Mediterranean Region
  * University of Malta Students Celebrate Kuwaiti National Day
  * MAL-TA Study 2012 Launched
  * Erasmus Programme 2012/13
  * Jelly Spotting during the Winter Months
  * ‘Same Difference’ at the University Junior College
  * ‘Blood Donation Day’ at the University Junior College
  * Lecture on 'e-Books in Libraries'
  * Two New Publications by Malta University Press
  * Arbor Day at Junior College
  * Spanish Teaching Assistant Agreement
  * In Memoriam: Professor Peter C. Lewis
  * Diploma in German
  * New Master of Arts in Disability Studies
  * New Master’s in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
  * Introduction to Incident Command
  * Courses Opening in February 2012
  * Preparatory Course for Master in Performance Studies (Dance)
divider
* 2011
divider
* 2010
divider
* 2009
divider
* 2008
divider
* 2007
divider
 
Newspoint
Campus Map button
 

Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union This book is the end result of a research project and two seminars held between January 2010 and January 2011 with the assistance of the European Commission’s Jean Monnet Programme. The aim of the project was to document the legal, policy, political and social issues relating to migration into the EU, and especially into Malta, and to trace the experience of the irregular immigrant through his or her journey 'to Europe' from his or her country of origin, to his or her landing in Malta and then his or her subsequent experience and status. The primary aim of  the publication of this collection of papers is to make available as a matter of record and analysis the difficulties faced by the immigrant, but also in the context of those faced by Malta as a small peripheral island State in addressing the phenomenon of irregular migration (often ‘illegal’ immigration from a national law perspective).

Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union: Rights and Realities 2002 to 2011, (384 pp) is edited by Professor Peter Xuereb (Head of Department, European & Comparative Law, University of Malta) and has a foreword by Professor Henry Frendo (Chairman, Refugee Appeals Board, Malta).

The other contributors are:

  • Isabelle Calleja Ragonesi (Head of the Department of International Relations at the University of Malta)
  • Paul James Cardwell (Deputy Head of School at the University of Sheffield and Deputy Director of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL)
  • Daniela DeBono (teaches Contemporary Migration Studies, Contemporary European Studies, and Global Citizenship at the University of Sussex and the University of Connecticut in London)
  • Alison Gatt (has worked on immigration policy as an officer at the Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs in Malta)
  • Cristina Josefina Gortazar Rotaeche (Professor of International Law, European Law and International Relations and Director of the University Institute for Migration Studies at the Comillas Pontifical University)
  • Elspeth Guild (Jean Monnet Professor ad personam in law at the Radboud University, Netherlands and professor of law at Queen Mary University of London)
  • Derek Lutterbeck (Deputy Director and holder of the Swiss Chair at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) at the University of Malta)
  • Patricia Mallia (Head of the International Law Department in the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta)
  • Charles Pace (Social policy course coordinator and developer at the University of Malta)
  • Paul Pace (Senior lecturer in the Department of Moral Theology of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta. Former Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta)
  • Maria Pisani (Coordinator of the Integra Foundation. Former head of office for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Malta)
  • Saviour Rizzo (Former director of the Centre for Labour Studies at the University of Malta)
  • Ivan Sammut (Senior lecturer in the Department of European and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta
  • Mariya Shisheva (Doctoral researcher in International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy)
  • Robert Suban (Assistant lecturer within the Department of Banking & Finance of the University of Malta. He co-authored Malta’s National Report for the 2010 European Migration Network’s Study on Satisfying Labour Demand through Migration)
  • Martin Watson (Owner and manager of the consultancy SW Visions SPRL. He previously worked as the Director of Advocacy and Communications at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles).
From the Preface:  ‘The need has long been felt for a scholarly book that presented an overview of the law and policy at all relevant levels – international, European and national. For all of these levels interact. The successes or failures at any one level dictate the outcome at any other level, and enable one to understand better the dynamics that go into producing policy at each level. What appears to be a failure at one level, say the national level, may indeed be the reflection of a failure at another level. In Malta, we would say that the failure of our European partners to react in time to our pleas for solidarity and assistance contributed in no small measure to certain negative responses in Maltese society, sadly even towards the migrants themselves. It was even possible for some to persuade others that the European Union’s claims to be a solidary organization were not as full as they seemed to be on paper.  A main objective of this book is therefore to explain to the readership the dynamics that constrain all the major actors at all levels, including of course the Maltese authorities and the institutions of the European Union, but also to critique the policies that have been framed, and the manner of their implementation (or lack of it), and to make recommendations for the future. While the book traces the Maltese and European experience over the first decade of the millennium, it does so in order that the second decade be different from the first.'

From the Foreword: 'Finally we can have a broad general and critical discussion of topics relating to immigration and asylum here, bound in between two hard covers, taking into account varying aspects, interests, perspectives and interpretations, making of this volume an original contribution to knowledge, and one of very considerable contemporary relevance.'

The book which sells for 35 euro is available from leading bookshops or from www.sierra-books.com. For further information please contact Malta University Press, Tel: +356 2340 3448 or email.

Notices
 
 

Log In back to UoM Homepage