The global refugee emergency and Europe's response
The State of the Union Conference, 2017|Afternoon session II
DE FILIPPI, Loris, KAYA, Ayhan, POPOWSKI, Maciej, WEILER, Joseph H. H., The global refugee emergency and Europe's response, The State of the Union Conference, 2017|Afternoon session II - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67454
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The number of people seeking asylum in the EU has increased exponentially over the past few years. By 2015, there were a record 1.3 million asylum seekers in the EU. The emergency has led to controversial but also innovative political and policy decisions such as: the imposition of relocation quotas, the creation of special border regimes for the processing of asylum claims, the prioritizing of an EU foreign policy approach that aims to contain irregular migration and asylum seeking through various incentives and rewards to origin and transit countries. At the same time it has also been clear that the refugee flow was so large as to endanger the very political stability of the EU. This panel will take a critical and comprehensive approach towards these developments, seeking to assess what has been achieved and what the crucial challenges are for the present and future, both at the European and global level.
This contribution was delivered on the occasion of the EUI State of the Union in Florence on 5 May 2017; This intervention was part of the recorded SoU afternoon session that took place on 5 May 2017 available on Youtube; move to the part of the video session of your interest within the video recording.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67454
External link: https://youtu.be/057dR3uyWyw
Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2017|Afternoon session II
Publisher: European University Institute
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