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Yves Pascouau
Yves Pascouau
Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies
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Yves Pascouau is Director of Migration and Mobility Policies at the European Policy Centre. He joined the EPC in 2011 as Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the European Migration and Diversity Programme.

Before joining the EPC, he worked for 10 years as a Researcher at the University of Pau in France where he obtained a PhD in Law. He has also been a Researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he conducted a large-scale survey on migrants’ integration requirements. He has researched and published widely on the EU and national immigration, asylum and integration policies. He has participated in various EU projects and has also been a national expert for several networks such as the Free Movement of Workers Network and the Odysseus Academic Network.

Alongside his position as Director at the EPC, Yves Pascouau is also the editor of online legal website European Migration Law (www.europeanmigrationlaw.eu)

Internal Responsibilities

Coordinator of European Migration and Diversity Programme.

Area of expertise

European Immigration, Asylum and Integration Policies

Languages

French, English

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Public appearances and Acknowledgments

Multicultural Australia
24 March 2017

Yves Pascouau traveled to Australia to participate in an international media visit organised by Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visit focused on Australia’s thinking on migration and multicultural policies and how it fosters the inclusion of migrants and refugees.

Migration related issues
5 December 2016

Over the last decade and more particularly the last couple of months, the EU has faced the development of increasing conflicts on migration related issues. The situation has raised such a level of struggles that bringing back equilibrium in such a conflicting environment will be a hard task for all players and at all stages. However, if EU leaders are unable to take the appropriate political decisions and actions, the EU integration process will simply be at risk. Read Yves Pascouau's paper, "From Conflict to Equilibrium: The Construction of a Common Ground for Social and Political Consensus on Migration". 
 

Policy Update for EPIM
23 May 2016

Andreia Ghimis, Yves Pascouau and Norma Rose prepared a policy update for the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM). The May edition of the 'EPC Policy Update for the European Programme for Integration and Migration' provides a focused analysis of recent EU-level policy-making, legislation and jurisprudence relevant to EPIM’s sub-funds on (1) immigration detention; (2) reforms of the Common European Asylum System; (3) children on the move and (4) EU mobile citizens’ access to social benefits and covers the period from 1 March 2016 to 15 May 2016.

Hearing in French senate
11 May 2016

On 11 May, Yves Pascouau participated in a roundtable of experts on migration at a hearing organised by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces of the French senate. 

A jobseeker's visa for third-country nationals
28 April 2016

Yves Pascouau wrote the policy paper 'A jobseeker’s visa for third-country nationals' for the Jacques Delors Institute, wherein he proposes to create a jobseeker’s visa, based on the freedom of movement of European citizens and on the legal and technological “arsenal” implemented for the EU’s external border controls.

Integration measures in the EU
20 April 2016

Yves Pascouau's research paper on integration policies in European countries was published on the European Web Site on Integration, part of DG HOME. The report entitled 'Measures and rules developed in the EU Member States regarding integration of third county nationals' is a comparative analysis of schemes established in the 27 member States and Norway. It does not cover the full scope of integration policies but aims more precisely to compare national policies and measures adopted in two specific fields: language and civic knowledge, on the one hand, and access to the labour market in the other.

Freedom of movement
12 March 2016

Yves Pascouau participated in round table discussion on concrete proposals to introduce legal pathways for refugees to come to Europe at the Conference 'Penser les libertés de circulations' in Nantes on 12 March 2016.

EPIM update March 2016
9 March 2016

In this March 2016 installment of the EPC Policy Update for the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), Andreia Ghimis, Yves Pascouau and Norma Rose analyse recent EU-level policy-making, legislation and jurisprudence relevant to EPIM’s sub-funds on (1) immigration detention; (2) reforms of the Common European Asylum System; (3) children on the move and (4) EU mobile citizens’ access to social benefits. It covers the period from 15 December 2015 to 1 March 2016 and focuses on Schengen, the Commission's proposals regarding common European border management, and the implications of the new UK-EU deal for the freedom of movement of EU citizens. 

The refugee crisis
9 March 2016

Yves Pascouau participated in a round table debate at the French National Assembly in the framework of the 'Informative mission to evaluate the European mechanism to take charge of the exceptional migration influx' on 9 March 2016. 

Will Schengen survive?
9 March 2016

Yves Pascouau took part in a round table discussion organised by the Jacques Delors Institute, in cooperation with France terre d’asile, about the massive influx of refugees in Europe, and its impact on Schengen, in Saint Omer, France, on 9 March 2016. 

Schengen
1 March 2016

Yves Pascouau wrote a paper together with Sylvie Guillaume on Schengen: 'The rise of national borders and the fall of a symbol', which was published on the website EuropeanMigrationLaw.eu

Reception of refugees
13 November 2015

As part of the University of Nantes' Europa Alliance Forum, Yves Pascouau spoke at a Conference entitled  "The debate on the reception of refugees, a new indicator of the crisis in Europe?"

Heads buried in the sand: member states block solutions to the refugee crisis
15 September 2015

Yves Pascouau's Commentary on the 14th September JHA Council extraordinary meeting dealing with the refugee crisis was republished in Policy Review, an online forum for debate on European Policy issues.

Labour mobility in the EU
11 May 2015

Yves Pascouau participated in a panel debate on labour mobility in the EU. The panel debate took place at a conference on Intra-European mobility and circular migration organised by the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council in Riga. Other notable speakers were Egils Levits, Judge, Court of Justice of the EU, Marina del Corral Telléz, Secretary General of Immigration and Emigration at the Ministry of Employment and Social Security in Spain and Jörg Tagger, Deputy Head of Unit of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission.

European Citizen's Prize
25 February 2015

On 25 February 2015, Yves Pascouau was awarded the European Citizen's Prize by the European Parliament for his work on the European Migration Law website. The prize is given to people "who make Europe a better place" as a reward "for their contributions to European cooperation and the promotion of common values".

Migration in the Mediterranean
2 December 2014

On 2 December 2014, Yves Pascouau spoke at the 'Lampedusa-Europe. A common way' conference in Rome on the origins and characteristics of migration in the Mediterranean. The conference was organised by the Fondazione de Gasperi and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.

EU immigration and asylum policy
4 November 2014

Yves Pascouau spoke at the Metropolis Conference on 'EU immigration and asylum policy'.

Schengen: travel is free
31 October 2014

Yves Pascouau contributed to the October 2014 Oxygen publication on the occasion of the six-month Italian presidency to the Council. He wrote an article about migration in Europe, titled: 'Schengen: travel is free'.

Strategic guidelines for the EU’s next Justice and Home Affairs programme
14 April 2014

Yves Pascouau's paper on the future of the area of Freedom Security and Justice has been cited in the UK House of Lords European Union Committee paper 'Strategic guidelines for the EU’s next Justice and Home Affairs programme: steady as she goes'

Bulgarian and Romanian Mobility
12 February 2014

Yves Pascouau was invited by MEPs Mariya Gabriek and Christian Dan Preda to give a speech on the restriction of freedom of movement and its impact on the European project with Viviane Reding Vice President of the European Commission

House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee
28 January 2014

Yves Pascouau took part in a hearing session organised by the House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee. This hearing was organised as part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into future plans for the EU’s justice and home affairs programme. This was the occasion for Yves Pascouau to present the results of the Task Force on the Future of the Area of freedom, security and justice

AEFTI Annual Conference
2 December 2013

On 29 November, Yves Pascouau participated in the Annual Conference of the Association pour l’Enseignement et la Formation des Travailleurs Immigrés et de leur Faille in Marseille.

Lampedusa and EU immigration policy
21 November 2013

An article by Yves Pascouau about what the Lampedusa drama reveals about EU immigration policy has been published by La Revue Nouvelle.

The Post-Stockholm Process
14 November 2013

On 14 November, Yves Pascouau moderated a panel discussion on the "Post-Stockholm" process at the Confédération Européenne des Syndicats Indépendants.

Freedom of movement
22 October 2013

On 18 October, Yves Pascouau travelled to Vilnius where he participated in the annual conference of the Commission's network of experts on the freedom of movement of persons, and presented the EPC's report on completing the Single European Labour Market.

Lampedusa: lessons for EU policy
14 October 2013

Yves Pascouau's article on Lampedusa and lessons learnt regarding EU policy is now an editorial on Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair's website. François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, holds the Oppenheimer Chair.

Managing Global Talent Retention
10 October 2013

On 9 October, Yves Pascouau participated in a debate on 'Managing global talent retention - exploring solutions of social innovation through cross border cooperation', organised as part of the Open Days events.

Photo: Copyright EU Open Days 2013

European Network of Ombudspeople for Children
27 September 2013

On 26 September, Yves Pascouau participated, with Baroness Françoise Tulkens, in the annual conference of the European Network of Ombudspeople for Children. The theme of this year's conference was "Children on the Move: Children First!"

Think Global - Act European
29 August 2013

In the framework of the Think Global - Act European (TGAE) project, Yves Pascouau participated in a debate on European migration strategies.

The synthesis by Chiara Rosselli, fellow researcher at Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, in the debate organised together with the EUISS, on 4 July in Paris, draws on the recommendations on EU migratory policies in the framework of the "Think Global Act european IV" Report.

After having recalled the international and European context of the migratory policies and public perceptions of them, the synthesis comes back to the recommendations of an ambitious European coordination policy, based on a strategic vision of the EU's migratory challenges.

The debate featured:
Antonio Vitórino, President of Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute
Yves Pascouau, Senior Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre
Florence Gaub, Middle East and North Africa expert at the European Union Institute for Security Studies
Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of Division on international migration at the OECD
Elvire Fabry, Senior Fellow Researcher at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute 
Emmanuel Mayer, Head of Division on migration and development at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

EPC report cited by European Commission
1 July 2013

The EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, published by the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs), refers twice to the EPC's report on completing the Single European Labour Market (authored by Claire Dhéret, Alex Lazarowicz, Francesco Nicoli, Yves Pascouau and Fabian Zuleeg).

EU Immigration Policy: Act now before it is too late
24 June 2013

Yves Pascouau's recent commentary on EU immigration policy was re-published by Groen.be.

Follow-up of the Stockholm Programme
13 June 2013

On 13 June, Yves Pascouau participated in a conference, held in Stockholm, entitled "Follow-up of the Stockholm Programme - What is next on the agenda for Freedom, Security and Justice", organised by the Swedish Ministry of Justice, where he presented some of the outcomes of the EPC's Task Force on the Post-Stockholm Programme.

Global Forum on Migration and Development
7 June 2013

On 3 June 2013, Yves Pascouau moderated a panel discussion on key priorities of Sweden’s chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development. The meeting aimed at presenting Swedish and EU’s priorities in the field of migration and development and discuss further policy outcomes. The seminar was hosted by Ambassador Dag Hartelius, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU, and involved the following speakers Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner in charge of Home Affairs, Klaus Ruddischhauser, Deputy Director General DG DevCo; Eugen Caras, Ambassador of Moldova

Photo: Simon Hoff, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Schengen debate
12 March 2013

On 12 March, Yves Pascouau spoke at a seminar organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) and the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI) on current debates surrounding Schengen.

Family Reunification conference
14 February 2013

Yves Pascouau participated in the final conference of the 'Family Reunification Project' in Dublin on 14 February.

Intra-EU mobility of migrants
8 February 2013

On 8 February 2013, Yves Pascouau spoke about intra-EU mobility of migrants at a meeting of senior officials in Prague.

Dublin II Regulation
1 February 2013

On 1 February 2013, Yves Pascouau chaired a conference at the European Parliament, organised by Forum Refugié-Cosi, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. The conference aimed to assess Member State practice regarding the Dublin II Regulation, with respect to fundamental rights, and shed light on challenging aspects of the Dublin system itself, within the context of the Common European Asylum System as well as with regard to its recast.

Family reunification in the EU
29 October 2012

Yves Pascouau participated on 26 October in a conference organised by la Délégation des barreaux de France. He spoke about family reunification in the EU.

EPIM Meeting
22 October 2012

Yves Pascouau participated on 16 October in the kick-off meeting of the third funding phase (2012-2015) of the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM). He spoke about the state-of-play of EU migration policy with respect to EPIM’s 2012-2015 focus areas which concern asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and integration and social inclusion of vulnerable persons.  

Conference in Asylum issues
1 June 2012

Yves Pascouau participated in a Conference at the Université Catholique de Louvain about Asylum. Based on a 18 months research, to which Yves Pascouau participated for several months, the Conference aimed to discuss “La réception du droit européen de l’asile en droit Belge: le règlement Dublin et la directive qualification”. For information about the project follow this link: http://www.uclouvain.be/413493.html  

Hearing on Family reunification
31 May 2012

Yves Pascouau participated in the Commission’s hearing on Family Reunification within the framework of the Integration forum. The hearing took place at the European Economic and social Committee in Brussels.

Integration tests for migrants
29 March 2012

Yves Pascouau participated in a hearing organised by the Committee on Migration, Refugees and displaced persons of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on integration tests for migrants, in Brussels at the Belgium Parliament.

Family reunification
26 March 2012

Yves Pascouau gave a lecture on family reunification in the framework of the training session organised by the Academy of European Law. The training session was held in Riga (Latvia).

Greenpaper Family Reunification
9 February 2012

Yves Pascouau has participated to a round table conference 'Greenpaper Family Reunification' organized by the Dutch House of Representatives

Debating Migration in the EU
1 July 2011

Yves Pascouau engaged in a debate on EU migration policies with Judith Sargentini MEP at a seminar “Greening Europe-Toolkit for the European Green Activist” organised by the Green European Foundation.