The Challenges of EU Migration And Border Policies in The Mediterranean: A Critical Sociology of the Institutional Framework after the Lisbon Treaty

18 November 2015. From 18:30 | Conference | Spanish | IEMed, Barcelona
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The European Commission adopted a common agenda on migration in May 2015 focusing on short-term priority security policies. When the refugee crisis erupted Europe reacted with proposals such as refugee reception quotas by country, based on the Dublin regulation which is governed by economic criteria and does not cover the humanitarian field. In addition, despite the small number of people who have entered Europe, it is estimated that the EU will take 50 years to relocate everyone.

What are the challenges affecting EU institutional frameworks with regard to immigration and border management in the Mediterranean? The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has fundamentally altered the set of institutional actors and bodies involved in migration and border controls, as well as their relations and struggles for authority. This conference examines the main innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in the management of human mobility in the Mediterranean (migration, asylum and border policies and EU maritime surveillance technologies) by Sergio Carrera, Principal Investigator and Head of the Program Justice and Home Affairs, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels.

This session of Aula Mediterrània is part of the series of lectures “Keys to understanding the Mediterranean in the 21st century”.Sergio Carrera is a Senior Researcher at the Center for European Political Studies (CEPS). He is also an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Law at the University of Maastricht. His research focuses on justice, politics and European Union law with a special focus on immigration, citizenship and border policies.



Ricard Zapata

Professor Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Sergio Carrera

Researcher Centre for European Policy Studies



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