Funding programme: Jean Monnet Networks | Erasmus+
The challenge to the EU posed by far-right populism and the rise of anti-foreign sentiment demand systematic research on the causes and consequences of xenophobia in all its variants. SECUREU network focuses on the role of the securitization of ethnicity (i.e., the representation of migrants and ethnic minorities as an inherent security threat that demands exceptional measures), as pursued by both the EU itself and its individual member states.
SECUREU activities highlight the potential social and political problems generated by the securitization process and disseminate the newly generated knowledge to the academic and policy-making communities. Our network brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines to generate new research, educate students and young researchers, produce policy briefs and create new synergies around the key issues.