50th Anniversary Conference European Studies Institute, ULB – “L’Europe dans la tempête: leçons et défis” by M. Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, 29 April 2014
This conference was organised for the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the European Studies Institute, ULB. It took place on 29th April at the European Studies Institute, Free University Brussels.
European Congress on Asylum
8-9 April 2014, Brussels, Odysseus Academic Network
The 7th European Congress of Jurists specialised in Immigration and Asylum took place in Brussels on 8 and 9 April 2014. This edition was devoted to the 2nd generation of asylum instruments adopted on 26 June 2013 and proposed to the audience:
– a “vertical” approach of each instrument by a general report presenting the novelties and measuring the progress accomplished towards more harmonisation;
– a “horizontal” approach of key questions analysed throughout all the instruments to evaluate their coherence by a panel of experts after each report.
The final session assessed the progress towards a CEAS (Common European Asylum System) as we argued that it is not finalised in view of the strategic guidelines adopted in June by the European Council to follow up the Stockholm programme.
Odysseus has mobilised all its members in the 28 Member States together with the best experts of asylum law in Europe and high-level practitioners from the EU institutions and the EASO, Member States’ administrations and representatives of UNHCR and NGOs. Many of them have been personally involved in the negotiations of the new asylum legislations. This congress will therefore be a unique opportunity to better understand the legal and political developments of asylum in the EU and to network with the numerous people who will attend.