Mittwochs 12:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr alle 14 Tage ab dem 16.10.2019 bis 29.01.2020
The irregular migration to Europe is one of the biggest challenges the European Union and its Member States, in particular Germany, have been facing since 2015. Despite the normalization in the last couple of years, the situation in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) is still unsettled, and new migrant inflows may emerge at any time. The Colloquium will discuss the legal foundations, case-law, geopolitics, and policy response on migration, including immigration and refugee protection. The 1951 Refugee Convention, the EU Directives on the protection of refugees, and the landmark judgments of the Court of Justice (CJ) of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on issues linked to migration and protection will be discussed. We will reflect on the European Agenda on Migration of May 2015, the policy response of the European Union to the subsequent crisis, the conclusion, legality, and implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement, as well as the efforts to reform the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). We will also discuss the impact of mass migration in the EU and in Germany, the social consequences, the radicalization of part of the public opinion, the geopolitical aspects, and the question of integration.