Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

Project number: 2051701

- Online Course -

Date & pricing

16/11/2020 - 17/11/2020
Register before: 09/11/2020

€ 700,00 per attendee

€ 630,00 for EIPA members*

Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

From:  630,00

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 failure to react with new rules to the large-scale movements of 2015–2016.

About this online course

The course has a dual objective. First, it focuses on those who do not have a right to stay and are subject to return procedures. Second, it explains the policy considerations and legal concepts related to asylum law as developed in the EU’s Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Some other aspects of the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice will also feature in the training (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 training seeks to specifically address the EU’s failure to react with new rules to the large-scale movements of 2015–2016. A look at the New Pact on Migration and Asylum will reveal if it can indeed serve as a new start. The much broader questions about the EU’s future, identity and responsibility will also be addressed.


Read Petra Jeney’s related briefing on Impending clash over effective return of illegally staying migrants

What you will learn in this online course

Participants attending the course will gain a good understanding of

  • EU law and policy related to asylum and migration
  • the possible answers to the arrival of ‘mixed flows’ and the issues related to returns
  • the delay in the European and national responses to the ‘migration crises’ and the prospects of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

Who is this online course for?

This is aimed at people who are 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.

Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney

Freedom Security and Justice

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

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

Discounts
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, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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The programme

9.00 Welcome and mutual introduction
9.15 The Schengen Area

The session maps out what the area with no internal borders entails and whether border controls can be temporarily reintroduced. What checks are carried out on the external borders of the Schengen Area?
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers

10.00 Discussion
10.15 Break
10.30 EU immigration law – The Returns Directive I
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
11.15 Discussion
11.30 Break
11.45 EU immigration law – The Returns Directive II
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
12.30 Discussion
12.45 Lunch
14.00 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
14.45 Discussion
15.00 Break
15.15 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, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg
16.00 Discussion
16:15 End of Day 1
9.00 Common European Asylum System (CEAS) I
Who is a refugee, who is a beneficiary of subsidiary protection? When does non-refoulement protect from a return to persecution or serious harm? Who should be excluded from protection as non-deserving cases? The temporality of protection and the rights of those protected.
Boldizsár Nagy, Associate Professor of Public International Law and Asylum Law at Central European University, Faculty of Law, Department of International Law
9.45 Discussion
10.00 Break
10.15 Common European Asylum System (CEAS) II
Life during the procedure (the reception conditions) and getting to being recognised: the procedure leading to the recognition of protection needs. When is fear well founded? The credibility of the asylum seeker and the special procedures aimed at shifting responsibility to other states.
Boldizsár Nagy
11.00 Discussion
11.15 Break
11.30 Common European Asylum System (CEAS) III
Solidarity and the principle of responsibility. Fair sharing or unfair shifting of the task within the EU (the ‘Dublin system’) and in relationship to third countries (‘country of first asylum’ and ‘safe third country’ rules). The expected impact of the ‘New Pact’ on intra-EU solidarity and on the cooperation with third states in asylum matters. EASO’s new role.
Boldizsár Nagy
12.15 Discussion
12.30 Lunch
13.30 EU immigration law – 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, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg
14.15 Discussion
14.30 Break
14.45 New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum
The session discusses the policy ideas of the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum with a view to see if a genuine shift in policy is foreseen so that instead of re-erection of national border controls within Schengen, a genuinely common migration and asylum policy is to be attained.
Petra Jeney
15.30 Discussion
15.45 End of the webinar