Welcome. Our research aims to provide an alternative account of the European ‘refugee crisis’ that has so challenged the EU and its member states since 2015. Our approach is pan-continental, as we work in Paris, Berlin, Athens and Budapest, to trace refugees’ journeys from tents, camps and cities through Europe from east to west. We are interested in how different jurisdictions recognise and act on their responsibilities and duties of care towards refugees, which crucially involves understanding evolving relationships between countries’ and their cities, between the EU and local councils, and the ways in which the needs of refugees are changing through time