TRANSITEUS is a collaborative project of the University of the Basque Country under the call «University-Society» (2019-2021) with the organization SOS Racismo Gipuzkoa.
The project is framed within the interdisciplinary theoretical framework of “migration in transit” and focused in the empirical field of those migrants crossing from the Southern border towards European countries such as France, Germany or the United Kindom. This new reality implies a change in the model in public service procedures.
We aim to explore mechanisms for the assistance and hosting as well as the guarantee of fundamental rights of those migrants involved in this process. In fact, this is one of the main issues that occupy the daily activity of the organization SOS Racismo Gipuzkoa (and the State Federation) as well as the other organizations for the defence of the rights of migrants in the Basque Country (Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak, CEAR, Red Cross …).
There is a manifest need, both in academia, in public institutions, ombudsmen and social organizations, for “ in-context” research that investigate the phenomenon and propose answers and alternatives.