New Focus/Developments 2012
With regard to the future, the implemented seminars on migration and free movement will be improved and repeated and additional ones will be provided in the area of migration and security, addressing in particular the complexity and scope of border security. The completion of the Common European Asylum System also features highly on the Commission’s agenda for the next few years and thus some training will also be provided in this field. In addition, given the new possibilities for EU-level labour migration governance offered by the Lisbon Treaty, new thinking is needed as regards the admission of migrant workers. Research will, therefore, be done on labour shortages and national policies which regulate and support the integration of mid and low-skilled migrants.
Developments in 2011
Migration, visas, asylum and free movement of persons
During 2011, EIPA delivered open activities on recent developments in the policy areas of migration, visas, free movement of persons, recognition of qualifications and social security rights. Seminars examined both EU law and national practices. One new open activity also took place, with regard to improving Member States’ asylum systems and defining good practices. Furthermore, EIPA was also contracted to support the forthcoming IOM Linet Study on labour market integration of less skilled migrants. The present study represents an attempt to analyse the current patterns of labour market integration of less skilled migrants in the EU, and to map and assess the respective policy measures in various fields which attempt to regulate migration and reinforce integration of this category of migrants.
Cooperation of EIPA with Other Institutes
in the framework of the IS Academy Agreement funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
UM (Maastricht University)
ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management)
EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration)
IMI-Oxford University (International Migration Institute)
The duration of the above international consortium is for 5 years (2008 – 2013). The idea is to organize a number of workshops, conferences and discussions. For example, some of these events include:
1. 2009: a Launching conference
2. 2009-2013: Advanced Academic Upgrade (twice per year)
3. Policy triangle (twice per year)
4. As of 2009: European Migration Policy Dialogue (once per year)
5. As of 2009: Migration discussion forums (once per year).
EIPA has a specific role in guaranteeing the link to the European Institutions, in particular to the European Commission, Member States and policy makers.
Both EIPA and ECDPM have the experience and expertise to link the national aspect of migration policies with the European dimension. In addition, EIPA has the logistical leadership of the Master in European Migration Policies (2008 – 2010).
The work of EIPA consists of:
- participating in conferences, workshops and debates;
- participating in publications;
- collaborating with policy makers in migration policy at national and EU level;
- implementing the Master Programme in European Migration Policies;
- organizing European Migration Policy dialogues;
- being part of the international network at the disposal of the IS-Academy on migration;
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For more information, you can visit the website of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
International Policy Debate hold by the MGSoG Migration Research Team of Maastricht University
29 May, 2013 - Maastricht, the Netherlands
website: International Policy Debate on Remittances, Entrepreneurship and Development
Maastricht Graduate School of Governance welcomes registrations for the International Policy Debate on Remittances, Entrepreneurship and Development, to be held at Maastricht University on May 29th, 2013. The goal of the International Policy Debate is to bring together policy makers, practitioners and academics to discuss the past and future of research and policies that address remittances, entrepreneurship and development in a globalizing world. The International Policy Debate is a joint initiative of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The deadline for registration is April 15th,2013.