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Migration policy in the European Union

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Published on Monday, 19 October 2015

The University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance is hosting a conference exploring the current state and future challenges for migration policy in the European Union on 22 and 23 October 2015.

The refugee crisis has dominated media headlines over the past months, with the European Commission struggling to reach unanimous policy solutions to address the unprecedented number of migrants currently arriving at Europe’s borders. Member States are at risk of diminishing the process of European integration, moving towards restoring internal border controls. In this light, questions are being raised over the protection of migrants’ human rights, with criticism of the Dublin system increasing. At the same time migration is challenging the social cohesion and security of the EU.

The conference hosted at the University of Luxembourg will aim to enrich the understanding of the increasingly complex phenomena that characterise migration towards Europe.

Over two days of talks a number of issues will be explored, including:

  • EU migration policy;
  • the current migration crisis in the perspective of EU law;
  • migration policy and societal changes;
  • migration and human rights;
  • irregular migration and criminal law.

Speakers include European Court of Justice judge Lars Bay Larsen, representatives of the European Commission, Pascal Schumacher of the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU, Christian Klos of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, as well as professors from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg, and other leading academics and researchers in the field.

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Full programme of the "Migration policy in the European Union - Current challenges and future developments" conference.

Talks are given in French or English. The conference is free and open to the public. To attend please register with Ioannis Rodopoulos.

The conference is hosted on 22 and 23 October 2015 at the Weicker Building in 4, rue Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

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