Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

Project number: 2051701

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

16/11/2020 - 17/11/2020
Register before: 02/11/2020

€ 1.000,00 per attendee

€ 900,00 for EIPA members*

Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

From:  900,00

The primary objective of the training is to explain the policy considerations and legal concepts related to asylum law as developed in the European Union’s Area of Freedom Security and Justice.

We are hoping that when the time comes our learning experience will take place face to face, if not we welcome you to follow this course online. All participants will be informed of any related changes in the programme or pricing.

About this course

The primary objective of the training is to explain the policy considerations and legal concepts related to asylum law as developed in the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The course primarily aims to examine the core principles, concepts and some EU-specific institutions related to asylum and refugee law as evolved in the EU’s Common European Asylum System (CEAS). This will be complemented with an introduction to policy considerations and legal concepts related to regular and irregular migration. The training will explain the challenges of policy formulation and regulation of asylum matters, and it is within this context that the training seeks to specifically address the EU’s new legislative and policy responses to the current migration crisis. A crisis that does not simply pose a challenge in itself, but also entails much broader questions about Europe’s future, identity and responsibility.


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What you will learn in this course

What you will learn in this seminar

Participants attending the course will have a good understanding of

  • EU law and policy related to asylum and migration;
  • the key issues pertinent to the recent migration crisis;
  • the European and national responses to the migration crises.

Who is this seminar for?

Practitioners dealing with aspects of European integration, government officials, legal practitioners, administrators and officers from EU institutions and agencies.

Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney

Freedom Security and Justice

Practical information

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

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation and refreshments, two lunches and a reception. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Early bird discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 5 October 2020.

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, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

Luxembourg Centre

  • Grand Hotel Victor Hugo (Best Western Plus)****, at the rate of €175 (main building) or at the rate of €155 (annex building) (booking code: EIPA BWP 2020), via tel.: +352 26 27 440 or via e-mail: info@victorhugo.bestwestern.de

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €200 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; www.cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
  • Hotel JJ32**, at the rate of €135, tel.: +352 20 33 32 68; e-mail: info@jj32.lu; www.jj32.lu (Reservation code: EIPA BWP 2020)

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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The programme

8.30 Registration of participants
9.00 Welcome and mutual introduction
9.15 The Schengen Area
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
10.30 Discussion
10.45 Coffee break
11.00 Trafficking in human beings
Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a particularly criminalised form of irregular migration. The section focuses on why identification of THB is important especially for the judiciary, what are the Member States’ responsibilities under international law and what are the victims’ rights.
Clara Cotroneo, Expert, EIPA Maastricht
12.15 Discussion
12.30 Lunch
14.00 EU immigration law – the Returns Directive
The session explains the central instrument of the EU’s return policy: the Returns Directive, and highlights the underlying Member States’ practice and CJEU case law.
Aniel Pahladsingh, Raad van State, The Hague
15.15 Discussion
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 EU immigration law – tackling irregular migration
What does combatting irregular migration entail? EU legislation and policy on the criminalisation of immigrant smuggling, employing undeclared immigrant workers, EU-wide standards and procedures for returning irregularly staying non-EU nationals to their country of origin
Aniel Pahladsingh
17.30 Discussion
17.45 End of Day 1 – followed by reception
9.00 Common European Asylum System (CEAS) I
The second generation of EU asylum law: qualifying for refugee status and subsidiary protection, harmonised asylum procedures for granting status, rights of refugees. The overview of current EU legal framework will be complemented with a discussion of where the real challenges and problems are in applying this part of the second generation of CEAS laws with regard to qualification and procedure. An account will be made of legislative proposals aiming to amend the current regulatory environment.
Boldizsár Nagy, Associate Professor of Public International Law and Asylum Law at Central European University, Faculty of Law, Department of International Law
10.15 Discussion
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Common European Asylum System (CEAS) II
The second generation of EU asylum law: determining the Member State responsible for processing the asylum claim (the ‘Dublin’ system) and reception conditions. The overview of current EU legal framework will be complemented with a discussion of where the real challenges and problems are in applying this part of the second generation of CEAS laws with regard to burden-sharing and reception conditions.
Boldizsár Nagy
12.00 Discussion
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Intersections between the Schengen Area and the CEAS
The Schengen Area with no internal border control is the most palpable advantage of European integration. The session will discuss how the Common European Asylum Area affects the working and the integrity of the border-free area.
Petra Jeney
15.15 Discussion
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 EU Immigration – regular migration
Is there an EU migration policy? Legislative instruments and policy facilitating legal migration to the EU: the single permit, blue card and seasonal workers.
Petra Jeney
17.00 Case studies
Petra Jeney
18.00 End of the seminar