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The European Migration and Diversity  (EMD) Programme provides independent expertise  on European migration and asylum policies. The EMD Programme's analyses seek to contribute to sustainable and responsible policy solutions and  are aimed at promoting e a positive and constructive dialogue on migration.
The programme follows  the policy debate taking a multidisciplinary approach,  examining both the legal and political aspects shaping European migration policies.  EMD analysts focus, amongst other topics, on the reform of the Common European Asylum System; the management of the EU’s external borders; cooperation with countries of origin and transit; the integration of beneficiaries of international protection into host societies; the links between migration and populism; the development of resettlement and legal pathways; and the EU's free movement acquis. The EMD team benefits from a strong network of academics, NGO representatives and policymakers, who contribute regularly to publications and policy events.

Publications

Migration / POLICY BRIEF
‘When Mayors make Migration Policy’: What role for cities in EU migration and integration policymaking?
By Petra Bendel , Janina Stürner , Christiane Heimann , Hannes Schammann - 04/03/2020
Migration / PUBLICATION
EPIM Policy Update March 2020
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Nicolò Maganza - 03/03/2020
Migration / PUBLICATION
EPIM Policy Update December 2019
By Marie De Somer , Alberto-Horst Neidhardt , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Nicolò Maganza - 17/12/2019
Migration / BOOK
Chapter 1: Financial Framework
By Iris Goldner Lang - 11/12/2019
Migration / BOOK
Chapter 2: EU Agencies
By Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi - 11/12/2019

Contributions

Migration / QUOTE
Europe's fragile shield
Alberto‑Horst Neidhardt​ was quoted in an article titled ‘Europe's fragile shield' published by Weekendavisen -a Danish weekly newspaper. Find the article here

12 March 2020 - ,
Migration / OP-ED
What you don't hear about Spain's migration policy
Olivia Sundberg Diez wrote an Op-ed on Spain's pushbacks ahead of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)'s judgement on 13th February 2020, border practices in Morocco, and the closing space for Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts also in this region. 

The article is available here 

13 February 2020 - ,
EU observer
Migration / PANEL DISCUSSION
The European experience to address the migration flows challenges
Alberto Neidhardt was invited by the Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores (Commission of Foreign Affairs) of the Mexican Congress to discuss the European experience in migration and asylum. Repressive measures aiming at reducing the numbers of arrivals will not work in a new decade which will be characterised by large population movements, he argued. In light of this, Alberto presented some of the core critical elements in the recent European experience in managing migration flows, drawing on the added value, and shortcomings, of the Common European Asylum System. He emphasised that it is essential to strengthen national systems in European borderlands in order to deal effectively with large population movements, instead of using resources for preventing mobility altogether. Restraining migration flows thanks to close partnerships with countries of origins and transit may only lead to worsening humanitarian conditions in border areas. In his discussion with congresswomen and men, Alberto pointed out that closer cooperation among states remains essential, but that restricting migration should not be the overriding concern. The intervention and discussion can be watched here 

19 January 2020 - , Mexico
Chamber of Deputies of Mexico

team

Head of European Migration and Diversity programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Immigration, Citizenship, Integration, Inter-Institutional Relations, Free Movement of Persons
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Common European Asylum System, Refugee Law, Migrants' Integration, Multiculturalism, Politics of Migration, EU Citizens Rights, Free Movement
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Return and Readmission, External dimension of EU migration policy, Integration, Common European Asylum System
Senior Adviser on Migration
Senior Adviser on migration and mobility policies
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