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IMER Webinar 24.09: Explaining Variation in Refugee Recognition Rates: the Role of Institutional Architectures

Two asylum seekers fleeing persecution from the same country may end up in a very different situation if refuge is sought in country A or in country B. Expected discrepancies may have dire consequences for both asylum seekers and the ability of the international protection apparatus to protect them.

In this webinar, Pierre-Georges Van Wolleghem, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Comparative Politics, UiB, will discuss the reasons why refugee recognition rates vary from country to country. Drawing on quantitative data, he posits that variation in recognition rates stems from the procedural diversity of Refugee Status Determination (RSD) structures, i.e. the legal and administrative machinery that transform asylum claims into positive or negative outcomes.


 Pierre-Georges Van Wolleghem is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics, UiB, and executive scientific coordinator of PROTECT (Horizon 2020).  Van Wolleghem works on European Union migration policies. His research interests include social policies, quantitative methods, and impact evaluation.



Time: Thursday 24th of September 2020, 12.30 – 13.30

Join us on Zoom

Meeting ID: 619 6209 0787

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15th of January 2014


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IMER Newsletter May – June 2013

IMER Bergen wishes you a refreshing summer!

  • Migration -New Developments (Spring 2013)
  • Incorporating Faith: Religion and Immigration in the West
  • Visiting Researchers Programme (UNU-GCM)
  • Religion and Migration in the Black Sea Region
  • Transnational Social Review
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Masters, PhDs and Post Docs
  • New Publications Continue reading


march-april 2013


  • IMER Ph.D fellowship at the University of Bergen
  • Upcoming IMER Bergen Seminars
  • New issue of Nordic Journal of Migration Research
  • Comparative migration studies (CMS)
  • The journal Identities has been relaunched
  • Mobility and politics
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Masters, PhDs and Post Docs
  • New Publications Continue reading