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The European Migration and Diversity  (EMD) Programme provides independent expertise on European migration and asylum policies. The EMD Programme's analyses seek to contribute to sustainable and responsible policy solutions and are aimed at promoting a positive and constructive dialogue on migration.
The programme follows  the policy debate taking a multidisciplinary approach, examining both the legal and political aspects shaping European migration policies. EMD analysts focus, amongst other topics, on the reform of the Common European Asylum System; the management of the EU’s external borders; cooperation with countries of origin and transit; the integration of beneficiaries of international protection into host societies; the links between migration and populism; the development of resettlement and legal pathways; and the EU's free movement acquis. The EMD team benefits from a strong network of academics, NGO representatives and policymakers, who contribute regularly to publications and policy events.


EPIM Policy Update May 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn - 25/05/2020
The upcoming New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Will it be up to the challenge?
By Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez - 29/04/2020
European and African perspectives on asylum and migration policy. Seeking common ground
By Olivia Sundberg Diez , Matthias Lücke , Leonie Jegen , Franzisca Zanker - 22/04/2020
Migration / POLICY BRIEF
‘When Mayors make Migration Policy’: What role for cities in EU migration and integration policymaking?
By Petra Bendel , Janina Stürner , Christiane Heimann , Hannes Schammann - 04/03/2020


Schengen under pressure
Marie De Somer made a contribution to the annual report of Myria, the Belgian Federal Migration Centre. In her piece, she analyses the current state of the Schengen Zone, explores flaws and setbacks (old and new) and looks at the impact of COVID-19. 

Read here in French or in Dutch.

02 July 2020 - ,
Migration / QUOTE
Europe's fragile shield
Alberto‑Horst Neidhardt​ was quoted in an article titled ‘Europe's fragile shield' published by Weekendavisen -a Danish weekly newspaper. Find the article here

12 March 2020 - ,
Migration / OP-ED
What you don't hear about Spain's migration policy
Olivia Sundberg Diez wrote an Op-ed on Spain's pushbacks ahead of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)'s judgement on 13th February 2020, border practices in Morocco, and the closing space for Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts also in this region. 

The article is available here 

13 February 2020 - ,
EU observer


Head of European Migration and Diversity programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Immigration, Citizenship, Integration, Inter-Institutional Relations, Free Movement of Persons
Policy Analyst
Common European Asylum System, Refugee Law, Migrants' Integration, Multiculturalism, Politics of Migration, EU Citizens Rights, Free Movement
Policy Analyst
Return and Readmission, External dimension of EU migration policy, Integration, Common European Asylum System
Programme Assistant
Migration Governance, External Border Management, Migration and Development, Migrant Integration
Senior Adviser on Migration
Senior Adviser on migration and mobility policies
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