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Common European Asylum System, refugee law, migrants' integration, multiculturalism, politics of migration, EU citizens rights, free movement
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Migration governance, climate change and migration, EU migration cooperation, EU funding, borders and technology, resettlement, refugee integration, think tank cooperation
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Migration and asylum governance, social inclusion, climate change, EU-Russia relations


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Migration / PODCAST

The New Pact on Migration: Some answers, more questions

The Commission has finally launched the New Pact on Migration. After years of gridlock, Commission Vice-President of Schinas and Commissioner Johansson seem confident that this set of proposals can bridge the gap between the member states and deliver real progress on EU migration reform.

Marie De Somer, Head of the EPC's Migration and Diversity programme, Olivia Sundberg Diez, EPC Policy Analyst, and Matthias Lücke, coordinator of the MEDAM project (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration)assess the New Pact's strengths and weaknesses. What is it that is 'new' about this proposal? What are the chances that it will lead to actual reform? And can the new solidarity mechanism convince the more sceptical member states?

With Marie De Somer , Rebecca Castermans , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Matthias Lücke



Funding the EU’s external migration policy: ‘Same old’ or potential for sustainable collaboration?
By Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi , Nasrat Sayed , Federica Zardo - 03/04/2023
Migration / 2022 MEDAM Assessment Report
Refugee protection in the EU: Building resilience to geopolitical conflict
By Matthias Lücke , Helena Hahn , Silvia Carta , Martin Ruhs , Mehari Taddele Maru , Paweł Kaczmarczyk , Karolina Łukasiewicz , Marta Pachocka , Tobias Heidland - 13/10/2022
Migrants’ access to decent work and housing in the EU
By Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Silvia Carta - 23/02/2022
Future-proofing resettlement policies: Next steps for resettlement and community sponsorship in the EU
By Olivia Sundberg Diez , Helena Hahn , Silvia Carta - 06/12/2021
Migration / POLICY BRIEF
‘When Mayors Make Migration Policy’: The future of city diplomacy
By Petra Bendel , Janina Stürner , Christiane Heimann , Hannes Schammann - 10/06/2021


Migration / ROUNDTABLE
Legal Clinic EU and Human Rights Law ""‘The EU Court of Justice's Case Law on Immigration: Moving beyond member state's policy preferences?’"
Marie De Somer spoke about judicial politics and the role of the EU Court of Justice in the area of immigration at a ‘Legal Clinic’ organized by the KU Leuven Law Faculty. The Legal Clinic targeted legal practitioners, academics and decision-makers.

16 February 2018 - Leuven, Belgium, Belgique/Belgie
KU Leuven Law Faculty
Migration / ROUNDTABLE
Judicialisation of European Migration Politics
Marie De Somer gave a guest lecture on the judicialisation of European migration politics to students followign the VUB's Euromaster programme.

25 April 2018 - Brussels, Belgium, Belgique/Belgie
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Publication Book "Precedents and Judicial Politics in EU Immigration law"

27 August 2018 - Cham, Switzerland,
Palgrave Macmillan
Migration / CONFERENCE
Migration in Europe, Problems and Remedies
Alberto Neidhardt gave a speech on the challenges of migration and asylum in Europe. He discussed policy responses and reform proposals of the recent past, and the likely future of the Common European Asylum System in the light of the nuanced results of the European Parliamentary Elections of May 2019.

30 May 2019 - Kaliningrad, Russia, Rossiya
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Immanuel Kant Federal Baltic University, Kaliningrad

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