The Right to International Protection. A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization?

PROTECT is an EU-funded research project studying international refugee protection and governance. The vision of PROTECT is to discover ways of advancing the international protection system within today’s turbulent political context. We consist of 11 partner universities in Europe, Canada, and South Africa.

Lund University leads, together with the University of Ljubljana, WP7.

WP7: The impact of the GRC and GMC on the recognition of the right to international protection in the public sphere

Beyond the effects the Global Compacts may have on Civil Society Organizations and public attitudes towards international protection, PROTECT examines the effect they produce in the public sphere at large. Namely, by using big data methodologies, the project studies how the Compacts are received around the world and the way they affect public discourses on international protection. The project thus maps and analyses the networks of governance actors, and the discourses they hold in traditional media (news outlets) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and so forth). It then assesses the impact of said discourses on the notion of human and refugee rights, and their level of conformity with current international law. 


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870761.


Duration: Feb 01, 2020 - Jan 31, 2023
EU Contribution: € 3 238 002,50
Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

WP7 Leader 

Mike Farjam



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