This Regional Workshop gathers academics, civil society representatives and other key stakeholders to comparatively address a set of relevant policy and legal developments related to refugee protection and solutions in Canada and the European Union.
The EU Dublin Regulation and the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) aim to contain asylum seekers in the the first country of arrival (among the parties to the arrangement). What are the similarities and differences between Dublin and STCA, and what legal, political and administrative issues do they raise in principle and in practice?
Private refugee sponsorship, refugee-specific economic programs and temporary protection schemes create alternatives to conferral of refugee status and government-led resettlement. The UN Global Compact on Refugees promotes ‘complementary pathways’, defined as safe and regulated avenues in addition to resettlement by which refugees can gain access to a third country and have their protection needs met. Taking the Ukraine and Afghanistan’s situations as case-studies, what do complementary pathways adopted in Canada and EU states reveal about contemporary dynamics of protection in those two contexts?
This Regional Workshop is organized by the University of Toronto and CEPS within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project ASILE – Global Asylum Governance and the European Union’s role. The ASILE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870787.