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Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

This course will explain the challenges of policy formulation and regulation of asylum matters and address the EU’s difficulties in responding to the large-scale movements of 2015–2016, as well as its 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.

About this course

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 its 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

Participants at the end of this course 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.

Course methodology/highlights

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

Prior to the course, you will be given access to the course materials on our digital learning platform. This includes a short questionnaire, which will help us identify any specific questions you may have so we can consider as many of them as possible during the course.

Preparatory reading and materials will be available on the platform to facilitate joining the course. All course materials will be made available for the participants.

After the event, additional materials and references to relevant literature, documents and websites will be accessible on our learning platform.

This course will equip you with the skills to envisage and analyse:

  • the possible answers to the arrival of ‘mixed flows’ and the issues related to returns;
  • the European and national responses to the migration crises and the prospects of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

People interested in issues of irregular and regular migration and in matters of asylum, including legal practitioners, government officials, NGO staff and administrators, and officers from EU institutions and agencies.

Location
This course will take place as a hybrid event, which gives participants the possibility to participate either face-to-face or online via a live stream. In the registration form section Additional information | Order notes please add whether you will participate in-person or online.

Face to Face venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Mr Steven van Eckeren
Tel: +352 426 230 303
s.vaneckeren@eipa.eu 

Fee
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Meals
Dietary preferences can be indicated on the registration form.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

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Programme

08.45Registration of participants
09.00Welcome and introduction
Dr Catherine Warin, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
09.15Who is a refugee?
Dr Catherine Warin
10.00Discussion
10.15Coffee break
10.30Reception conditions and procedural rights of asylum seekers 
Dr Catherine Warin
11.15Discussion
11.30Coffee break
11.45Solidarity between Member States and the challenges of regulating ‘secondary movements’
Dr Catherine Warin
12.30Discussion
12.45Lunch break
14.00The Ukrainian refugee crisis and the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive
Dr Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, Director of EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers 
14.45Discussion
15.00Coffee break
15.15Case studies
Dr Petra Jeney
16.15End of day 1
09.00Recap – short quiz
Dr Catherine Warin
09.15EU ‘regular’ migration
Aniel Pahladsingh, Senior Legal Advisor of EU Law, International Law and procedures at the CJEU and EctHR, Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Hague (NL)
10.00Discussion
10.15Coffee break
10.30Tackling ‘irregular’ migration
Aniel Pahladsingh
11.15Discussion
11.30Coffee break
11.45The Returns Directive
Aniel Pahladsingh
12.30Discussion
12.45Lunch break
14.00The Schengen area
Dr Petra Jeney
14.45Discussion
15.00Coffee break
15.15The EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum
Dr Catherine Warin
16.00Discussion
16.15End of course

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Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

Confirmed
8 Nov 2022 - 9 Nov 2022
Luxembourg (LU) & Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2251701
Register before: 7 Nov 2022
 1.000 per attendee
 900 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 2251701
Register before: 7 Nov 2022

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