Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

Conference Details

Date: 18 September 2024

Time: 08:45

Duration: 2 days

Location: Luxembourg, 8 rue Nicolas Adames, 1114 Luxembourg

Cost: € 970 - € 1140

Organiser: ECJL - European Centre for Judges and Lawyers/EIPA Luxembourg

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Conference Description

The course addresses two complementary areas of EU law. Firstly, it explains the policy considerations and legal concepts related to asylum law as developed in the EU’s Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Secondly, the course addresses other aspects of the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice relevant for understanding EU migration law in the broader sense. (Schengen, human smuggling, regular migration of third country nationals).

The training will explain the challenges of policy formulation and regulation of asylum matters, and it is within this context that the course will address the EU’s difficulties in responding to the large-scale movements of 2015-2016, as well as the EU’s approach to tackling the recent Ukrainian ‘refugee crisis’. A look at the New Pact on Migration and Asylum will reveal if it can serve as a new start. The much broader questions about the EU’s future, identity and responsibility will also be addressed.

What will you learn:

At the end of this course you will have a good understanding of:

  • EU legal and policy concepts related to asylum and migration;
  • The challenges of balancing fundamental rights protection of individuals with the principle of solidarity among Member States and the policy, legal and jurisprudential responses to these challenges.

The course will combine presentations by experts and group discussions of concrete examples from the case law.

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