Smart Migration and Asylum Governance (SMAG) The overall aim of the “Smart Migration Asylum Governance” research program is to contribute to a better understanding of the governance of asylum and migration. This requires both a better understanding of the effects of migration and asylum policies on mobilities and mobility choices as well as a better understanding of the dynamics of international cooperation, how different sets of policies adopted by some countries influence policymaking elsewhere, how policies adopted at in different contexts interact with each other. This study is co-financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, Grant no 10 ST AMIF 2319F – 230/20 BS.


Duration 01/09/2020 - 31/12/2022
Funding Bund (Ministerien)
Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika
Project members Shaddin Almasri, MSc Gabriele De Luca, MU Assistenz Prof. Mag. Dr. Albert Kraler Assistenz Prof. Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Dr. Thomas Lampoltshammer, M.A. MSc MBA Zina Weisner, M.A.


De Luca, G.; Lampoltshammer, T.J.; Parven, S.; Scholz, J. (2022). A Literature Review on the Usage of Agent-Based Modelling to Study Policies for Managing International Migration. Social Sciences, Social Sciences, 11(8), 356: 356, MDPI

Almasri, S. (2021). The Political Economy of Nationality-Based Labor Inclusion Strategies: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact. Middle East Critique, Volume 30, Issue 2: 185-203

Almasri, S. (2021). Power, Protection and Policy: The Condition of Domestic Workers in the Arab States during COVID-19. In: Diab, J. L.; Dharani, U. B., Female Migrant Labourers and COVID-19 in Asia: 10-12, Global Research Network, Canterbury, UK

Almasri, S. (2021). Book review: "Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities". MIgration & (Im)mobility Magazine / Routed, 18: n/a, n/a


Austerity in the MENA region and post-COVID social protection

MAJALAT EU Southern Neighborhood Policy Seminar: For a Shift of the Post-Covid19 Development Paradigm, 30/11/2021

Female Migrant Labourers and COVID-19 in Asia

Global Research Network War, Conflict and Global Migration Think Tank, 05/11/2021

The European Union’s response to the refugee situation in Afghanistan

What role for the EU Pact on Migration and the UN Global Compact on Refugees?; Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 17/09/2021

Refugee Inclusion -- for whom? A Case Study of the Influence of Aid Politics on Refugee Inclusion Strategies in the Jordan Compact

IMISCOE Annual Conference on “Crossing borders, connecting cultures”, 08/07/2021

A Critique of Nationality-Based Aid [Protection?] and Inclusion Policy

EuroMedMig "Mediterranean Migration Studies: Theoretical and Empirical Research Agenda", 28/06/2021

Gender, COVID and labour: Politics and policy of domestic work during lockdowns

The COVID-19 impacts on migration and migrants from a gender perspective’ Inception Workshop, International Organization for Migration, 14/06/2021

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