FROM EUROPEAN BORDERS TO A EUROPEAN BORDER: Solutions for Migration and Mobility in the EU
SESSION II: MIGRATION INTO THE EU
Since April 2015, the European Union has faced the most important asylum and migration crisis in its history. The current humanitarian crisis combines different root causes, as many are those who are fleeing from war, persecution and regional conflicts, while others are trying to reach Europe for economic reasons. Both are exploited by criminal smuggling networks, as the legal ways to entry and stay in the EU remain very limited. The objective of this session is to provide some background information on the EU asylum and migration policy, focused on main elements included in the new EU Agenda on Migration adopted in May 2015 and identify areas for discussion, topics where a federal approach is more necessary than ever for facing the current challenges.
This joint meeting’s two-day programme will include input from expert speakers and politicians and feature policy development workshops to examine the issues at stake and to develop Federalist positions on building European solutions.
The meeting will be held in Maastricht on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2015. The venue will be confirmed shortly.
DATES & VENUESThe meeting is organised jointly by UEF and JEF, in cooperation with JEF Maastricht and JEF Netherlands.
UM students who wish to participate should get in contact with Anton Lazarus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information: http://www.federalists.eu/index.php?id=22657