Wednesday | 21 Oct 2020
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The Coronavirus and Border Restrictions in the EU: Schengen and the Right to Asylum at Risk?

COVID-19

When
Tuesday
Where
CEPS
Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium
Webinar

The Coronavirus and Border Restrictions in the EU: Schengen and the Right to Asylum at Risk?

WEBINAR

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International traffic restrictions and internal border controls have been one of the most visible policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across the EU. This Webinar will address their impacts on Schengen rules and the right to seek asylum.

It will explore if the pandemic offers new evidence confirming the need to reform the Common European Asylum System by better ensuring ‘equal solidarity’ and human rights protections at EU external borders, and therefore maximizing the Union’s role in the implementation of the UN Global Compact on Refugees.

The Webinar falls within the scope of the ASILE project (Global Asylum Governance and European Union’s Role), coordinated by CEPS. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870787.

This webinar will take place via Zoom.

Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event in an email confirmation and a reminder before the event starts.

Host
Sergio Carrera Sergio Carrera
Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Unit

Speakers list
Ylva Johansson

Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission

Tineke Strik

MEP - European Parliament

Michael O'Flaherty

Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA

Sergio Carrera

CEPS

Marta Hirsch-Ziembinska

Head of Unit, European Ombudsman