In this interview, Dr Michael Collyer, Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sussex, discusses the evolution of European Union migration policy in the Mediterranean region, in light of the Arab Spring and the humanitarian crisis in Syria. He also examines the relationship between European and Canadian migration policy development.

The interview was recorded at the Policy Workshop: “Balancing Humanitarianism and Security: The European Union’s Responses to New Migration and Refugee Issues” held at Carleton University, Ottawa on January 10, 2014..

The workshop was sponsored by the Centre for European Studies (with funding from the European Union) and the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).

For more information, please visit the event webpage:

The interview was produced by Marek Eby and Kathryn Forrest (both of Carleton University)