Into the European Union – Challenges of Illegal Migration

International irregular migration has become a critical issue in Europe today. It’s at the top of the political agenda in many EU member states, although the countries are neither equally affected nor do they follow the EU’s asylum policy, which is supposed to be based on solidarity between member states, as laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (2012).

In order to control the flow of migrants from Asian countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, the EU has entered into an agreement with Turkey, making Turkey the EU’s border guard. Walls and fences have been built to keep migrants out of the EU and the Common European Asylum System may undergo significant changes if the proposal of the Council of the European Union (4 October 2023) on how to deal with situations of crisis and force majeure in the field of migration and asylum is accepted and enshrined in law.

This seminar will look at the causes of refugee movements into the EU over the last 10 years. Border security strategies will be presented and discussed. The introduction of stationary border controls within Europe and their impact on irregular migration movements will be illustrated using the example of Germany.
The situation of the countries on the external borders of the EU will be illustrated with the example of Greece. The situation in the camps on the Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos, Kos, Chios and Leros will be discussed.

The work of the European Asylum Agency (EUAA) will also be presented, using the example of the 2022-2024 operational plan for Greece.

Seminar number: 24/37
Start: 07.10.2024 at 10:45
End: 11.10.2024 at 15:00
Course fees IPA: 365,00 €
Course fees non-IPA: 495,00 €