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UN Global Pulse and UNHCR Innovation Service, an interdepartmental initiative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) used data from Twitter to monitor protection issues and the safe access to asylum of migrants and refugees in Europe. The experimental project investigated interactions among refugees, between refugees and host communities, and between refugees and service providers along the way into Europe. This paper summarises the initial findings and lessons learned, and describes the results of ten mini-studies that were developed as part of the project. It outlines the process, questions and methodology used to develop the studies, and presents preliminary observations on how aspects of the Europe Refugee Emergency are related on social media.