There is much talk in Europe of ‘post crisis’ migration politics and governance, but the creation of a rules-based international order remains largely an aspiration and has been hit by political turbulence in the EU. While expressing a desire for greater cooperation, EU member states have been facing the strengthening of anti-immigration political parties. A recurrent criticism is that there is a gap between the EU’s focus on security and the interests of non-EU countries. The risk is that migrants’ rights will fall through this chasm. The panel will examine current examples of cooperation and will focus on highly salient policy concerns including protection for the displaced, potential pathways for migration to Europe and the development of regional mobility and migration schemes beyond the EU.
Chair: Andrew Geddes, Director, Migration Policy Centre, RSCAS, EUI