Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis
Several, partly interconnected crises have profoundly challenged the European project in recent years.
In particular, reactions to the arrival of 1.25 million refugees in 2015 called into question the idea(l) of
a unified Europe. What is the impact of the so-called migration and refugee crisis on the normative
foundations and values of the European Union? And what will the EU stand for in the future?
NOVAMIGRA studies these questions with a unique combination of social scientific analysis, legal and
philosophical normative reconstruction and theory.
• Develops a precise descriptive and normative understanding of the current “value crisis”;
• Assesses possible evolutions of European values; and
• Considers Europe’s future in light of rights, norms and values that could contribute to overcoming the crises.
The project is funded with around 2.5 million Euros under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for a period of three years.