Does it still make sense for researchers to produce policy briefs in the area of migration? The MigSol project was concerned with investigating the way in which migration solidarity practices along the Balkan route could help us rethink the meaning of community and politics in contemporary Europe. Its final deliverable was supposed to be a set of policy recommendations indicating how to promote this process by making space for spontaneous solidarity practices with and by displaced people. However, considering developments on the ground since the beginning of MigSol, producing such recommendations seems futile. Rather, this final delivery looks back at the way policy developments and official practices at the national and European levels have affected the project’s field sites and participants. By refusing to produce the expected brief, the project sets out to start a conversation about the gap that is maintained between policymaking and research findings in the area of migration.