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A research project of the Department of Geography.


In response to the on-going migration crisis the ESRC is providing £1 million to support leading UK social scientists to conduct research with migrant and refugee populations who have entered Europe across the Mediterranean.

Transcapes is one of only eight projects from across the UK that are being funded under the ESRC’s Urgency Grants Mechanism. This is the first time the ESRC has activated this funding mechanism on a strategic basis, in response to a crisis.

The Mediterranean Migration Research Programme is co-funded by the Department for International Development.

Researcher Profiles

Evie Papada works for the University of Durham’s Transcapes project and is based in Athens. As Impact Coordinator, she will serve as main contact person for all matters related to impact and outreach coordination, including all contacts to the media and non-research organisations and actors. She will also be the liaison for DFID for the programme as whole.


As unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants make their way through Europe, the Transcapes research team will look at how these transient populations will challenge and transform the European political space. Our team includes Yannis Christodoulou (National Technical University, Athens), Joe Painter (Durham University), Evie Papada, Anna Papoutsi (Birmingham University), and Antonis Vradis (Durham University).


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