Population Europe Tandem Talk: Dublin revisited. Options for a European Approach to Asylum
TIME FOR TWO
The Population Europe
Options for a European Approach to Asylum
Prof. Dr Ulrich Becker, LL.M. (EUI)
Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany
Monday, 25 January 2016
18:00 to 20:00
Population Europe Brussels Office
c/o Max Planck Society
Rue Royale 225-227, 1210 Brussels (entrance at 227)
Metro station Botanique (metro lines 2 and 6)
or tram station Gillon (tram lines 92 and 93)
Limited parking possibilities for cars
Refreshments will be served.
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Background: The ongoing refugee crisis has put significant pressure on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and specifically on the so-called Dublin Regulation, which for the European Union established the criteria for assigning responsibilities to Member States when dealing with asylum seekers and refugees. European leaders have been trying to reach consensus over how to modify the system and distribute the burden more evenly across Europe – with little success thus far. This Tandem Talk will look at options for revisiting Dublin and CEAS. It will assess the effects this might have on other issues related to managing migratory flows and financing the consequences of refugee crises like the one we are currently witnessing. We will also discuss how these options would affect the Union as a whole, as well as single Member States in order to identify possible avenues for necessary political reform.
Ulrich Becker is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, Germany, and one of the world’s leading researchers in foreign and international social law. He was Emile Noël Fellow at Harvard Law School and is a Member of the Academia Europaea. In his talk, Prof Becker will present options to revisit the Dublin Regulation in light of the current refugee crisis.