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In January 2011, 300 migrants in Greece embarked on a hunger strike, which lasted for 44 days. Protesters sought to bring attention to their dire living conditions, exacerbated by the economic crisis and inadequate state immigration policies.
Funded by the Carnegie Trust, this project seeks to map the profile of these protesters, analyse how they got mobilised and explore their motivations and their retrospective evaluations of their actions and recent developments. Through an innovative design and a set of face-to-face interviews, this project engages with longstanding debates about who protests and why, focusing on the particular sensitive but under-researched group of migrant activists.
Initial findings and the English version of the questionnaire are available for download.