The Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities is proud to share its official position statement on the unprecedented migratory flow that Europe is currently facing.

Following the developments through a “mass atrocities lens,” the Centre believes that the current refugee crisis can lead to marginalization, polarization, and breed radicalization and extremism within Europe itself and between Europeans and other civilizations. The Budapest Centre considers sustained dialogue as the most efficient tool to promote confidence, trust, and a culture of peace.

The Centre hopes that its reflection will help better understand some risks related to migration and contribute to the efforts of the European Union and its Member States to find long-term and sustainable solution for the crisis.

Read the full position statement here.

The Centre wishes to thank Dr. Gyorgy Tatar, Chair of the Centre, and Dr. Mark Barwick, Policy Adviser of the Centre, for elaborating the document.

The Budapest Centre looks froward to receiving your feedback on this and other issues with a view to have a fruitful discussion on the topic. If you wish to comment and share your views on the position statement, reach us out via our contact form.