Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

Project number: 2151701

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

Date & pricing

18/11/2021 - 19/11/2021
Register before: 04/11/2021

€ 900,00 per attendee

€ 810,00 for EIPA members*

Introduction to EU Asylum and Migration Law

From:  810,00

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.

This course is delivered face-to-face with a possibility to follow remotely via Zoom.

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 t is within this context the training seeks to specifically address the EU’s new legislative and policy responses to the current ‘migration crises’. A crises which does not simply pose a challenge in itself but also entail much broader questions about Europe’s future, identity and responsibility.

Course methodology/highlights:

The course provides an introduction to EU law and policy on migration and asylum, participation does not require prior knowledge or preparation is needed. The course is based on presentations, guided learning and facilitated discussions.


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How it will help you?

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.

Participants attending the course will have a distinguished understanding of:

  • EU law and policy related to asylum and migration
  • The key issues pertinent to the recent ‘migration crises’
  • The European and national responses to the ‘migration crises’

After-course support:

Participants will get access to EIPA learning management system and benefit from the learning paths to acquaint themselves with the respective policy areas covered by the course. In this way participants will benefit from guided learning before and after the course which will complement the face-to-face presentations and discussions offered.

Who this course is for

Persons 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

Clara Cotroneo

Clara Cotroneo

EU Internal and External Security / EU Public Sector Management

Practical information

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

You can also follow this course remotely via Zoom
If you choose this option, you will receive a discount of €60 to the fee, which will be deducted after online registration. Please mention in the field “Note” in the billing section, that you wish to participate remotely.

Programme Organiser
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
j.boussuge@eipa.eu

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

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.

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.luwww.cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
  • Hotel JJ32**, at the rate of €135, tel.: +352 20 33 32 68; e-mail: info@jj32.luwww.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

08.30 Registration of Participants
09.00 Welcome and mutual introduction
09.15 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, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg (LU)
10.00 Discussion
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 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, Legal advisor, Raad van State, The Hague (NL)
11.30 Discussion
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
12.45 Discussion
13.00 Lunch break
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 Coffee break
15.15 Trafficking in Human Beings
Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a particularly criminalized form of irregular migration. The section focus on why identification of THB is important especially for the judiciary, and what are the Member States’ responsibilities under international law and which are the victims’ rights
Clara Cotroneo, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg (LU)
16.15 Discussion
16.30 End of Day 1
09.00 Common European Asylum System (CEAS) I
Who is a refugee, who is a beneficiary of subsidiary protection? When does non-refoulement protect from 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
Boldizsar Nagy, Associate Professor of Public International Law and Asylum Law at Central European University, International Relations Department, Vienna (AT)
10.00 Discussion
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 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
Boldizsar Nagy
11.30 Discussion
11.45 Coffee break
12.00 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.
Boldizsar Nagy
12.45 Discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Case studies
Petra Jeney
15.00 Coffee break
15.15 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
16.15 Discussion
16.30 End of the course