Addressing Intersectional Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Refugee Movements in Europe


  • Simona Zavratnik Fakulteta zadružbenevede, CenterzaprostorskosociologijoUniverza v Ljubljani, Slovenia
  • Sanja Cukut Krilić ZRC SAZU, Družbenomedicinskiinstitute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Intersectional Vulnerabilities, Migrants and Refugees, Balkan Corridor, Gender, Unaccompanied Minors.


The article explores the heterogeneity and complexity of contemporary refugee movements in Europe by analysing in particular the situation along the Balkan corridor, investigating the complex intersections of gender, age, ethnic affiliation, and other aspects reflecting the situation of individuals on the move. It focuses on construction of the vulnerability of individuals and social groups. Unlike restrictive policies, which reduce mobility, we perceive migrations as autonomous processes. Through an analysis of secondary data, reports and research, the article challen-ges the policies of selecting migrants based on their legal status, using restrictive borders and transferring the external borders of the Schengen area into the internal territories of the member states in our case, along the Balkan corridor.



How to Cite

Zavratnik, S. ., & Krilić, S. C. . (2019). Addressing Intersectional Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Refugee Movements in Europe. I T A L I E N I S C H, 9(2), 48–58. Retrieved from