Addressing and predicting situations framed as ‘migration crises’ is one of the priorities laid down in the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. The recently adopted Migration Preparedness and Crisis Blueprint Recommendation aims at developing an early warning and forecasting system at the EU level, which is expected to enable enhanced preparedness and response to ‘migration situations’.
This ITFLOWS Project Webinar aims at examining the key features of the EU approach to ‘crisis anticipation and response’ based on the Pact’s proposals and the lessons learned on how the EU has addressed previously declared ‘crises’, such as the one during 2015/2016. The Webinar will focus on the state of play and broader implications of the EU crisis management model laid down in the Pact, especially in relation to proposal on a Crisis and Force Majeure Regulation
The Webinar will examine the potentials and methodological limitations of existing tools for predicting and visualising migration and asylum. Some of the key questions that will be addressed are: what qualifies as a ‘crisis’ and how is it assessed in the EU? What are the deficits characterizing existing maps and visualisations of immigration dynamics? What are the ethical and legal dilemmas raised by predictive approaches to anticipate ‘crises’ based on state-of-the-art literature