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Temporary Protection for People Fleeing War in Ukraine: Challenges Ahead and the Way Forward for a Common EU Response

Migration, asylum and borders,Diversity, Equality & Inclusion


Temporary Protection for People Fleeing War in Ukraine: Challenges Ahead and the Way Forward for a Common EU Response


Researchers and external collaborators of the three sister H2020 projects will discuss the EU responses to people fleeing war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
A first panel will examine the current refugee inflows into the EU from Ukraine, how the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) aims to address it, the efficiency of the TPD in safeguarding fundamental rights on the ground, and other implementation issues that have arisen (or are likely to arise).
A second panel will discuss the experiences of some non-EU countries in dealing with temporary protection and large-scale displacement of refugees. Discussions will aim at transferring knowledge on alternative solutions to the current protection challenges.
A third panel will explore historical instances of mass displacement into today’s EU territory, how they were addressed, and what lessons can be learned from these past events and the current events for the CEAS future.

This webinar is jointly organized by Sergio Carrera, ASILE Project Coordinator, Luc Leboeuf, VULNER Project Coordinator, and Hakan G. Sicakkan, PROTECT Project Coordinator.

These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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Sergio Carrera Sergio Carrera
Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs unit

Speakers list
Hakan G. Sicakkan

PROTECT, University of Bergen

Meltem Ineli Ciger

ASILE, Süleyman Demirel University

Elspeth Guild

PROTECT, Queen Mary University of London

Letizia Palumbo

VULNER, Ca’ Foscari University

Boldisazar Nagy

Central European University

Sergio Carrera


Jo Vearey

PROTECT, University of Witwatersrand

Luisa Feline Freier

Universidad del Pacífico – Lima, Peru

Lewis Turner

ASILE, University of Newcastle

Sophie Nakueira

VULNER, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Luc Leboeuf

VULNER, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Frank Caestecker

PROTECT, Ghent University

Jens Vedsted-Hansen

ASILE, Aarhus University

Liliia Oprysk

University of Bergen

Leiza Brumat

ASILE, Eurac research & MPC-EUI

Cathrine Brun

VULNER, Centre for Lebanese Studies

Michael Moschovakos

European Commission

Cecilia Verkleij

European Commission, DG HOME, Deputy Head of Unit, Asylum Unit

Christine Sidenius

Greens/EFA European Parliament

Luca Lixi


Cecilia Vejby Andersen


Catherine Woollard