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Operationalising solidarity in the EU asylum policy: temporary protection and relocation quotas

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  • Tue 19 May 2015 11.30 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2015-05-19 11:30 2015-05-19 13:00 Europe/Paris Operationalising solidarity in the EU asylum policy: temporary protection and relocation quotas

In this presentation, Lilian Tsourdi and Philippe De Bruycker (MPC/RSCAS-EUI) analyse EU’s efforts to operationalise the principle of solidarity and fair-sharing of responsibility in the EU asylum policy. To the backdrop of the Syrian crisis and the rising toll of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Commission launched on 13th May a ‘European Agenda on Migration’ that announces a series of upcoming policy and legal initiatives but remains silent on the issue of the activation of EU’s Temporary Protection Directive. The discussants evoke the protection and responsibility-sharing potential as well as the potential pitfalls of this instrument. They, then, critically assess ongoing and proposed initiatives to share protection responsibility equitably between Member States, as well as to provide access to protection. Finally, they offer perspectives for the potential reform of the instrument, as well as tangible ideas for broader EU policy action that could meaningfully develop the asylum policy and help address the humanitarian tragedy on the EU’s borders.

Seminar Room DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room

In this presentation, Lilian Tsourdi and Philippe De Bruycker (MPC/RSCAS-EUI) analyse EU’s efforts to operationalise the principle of solidarity and fair-sharing of responsibility in the EU asylum policy. To the backdrop of the Syrian crisis and the rising toll of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Commission launched on 13th May a ‘European Agenda on Migration’ that announces a series of upcoming policy and legal initiatives but remains silent on the issue of the activation of EU’s Temporary Protection Directive. The discussants evoke the protection and responsibility-sharing potential as well as the potential pitfalls of this instrument. They, then, critically assess ongoing and proposed initiatives to share protection responsibility equitably between Member States, as well as to provide access to protection. Finally, they offer perspectives for the potential reform of the instrument, as well as tangible ideas for broader EU policy action that could meaningfully develop the asylum policy and help address the humanitarian tragedy on the EU’s borders.


Location:
Seminar Room

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Migration Policy Centre Secretariat - Send a mail
 
 

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