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The European Agenda on Migration and the Mediterranean

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This lunchtime policy seminar aims to critically assess the recent developments in the field of EU migration policy. There will be two focal points in the discussions.

First, the European Agenda on Migration that was recently presented by the European Commission will be examined, by focusing on the following questions:

  •  To want extent does the Agenda address needs in the area of EU migration policy?
  •  What gaps and challenges can be identified, and what suggestions could be proposed?

Second, the different operational EU activities in the Mediterranean will be discussed, by focusing on these sets of questions:

  • What is the role of surveillance and SAR in these activities, and in particular in the Frontex joint operations Triton and Poseidon?
  •  What issues are generated by further military involvement in this area, most notably through the envisaged CSDP mission in the Mediterranean?

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Please note: this event does not take place at CEPS premises, but at the Maastricht University Brussels Campus at: Legerlaan/Avenue de l’Armée 10, 1040 Brussels. The closest metro stop is ‘Montgomery’, which is served by metro line 1, tram lines 7, 25, 39, 44, 81 and 83, and bus lines 22, 27, 61 and 80.

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Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

Sergio Carrera Sergio Carrera

Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Unit

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Marc Richir

DG Home Affairs, European Commission

Eugenio Ambrosi

Regional Director, IOM

Kris Pollet

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

Amandine Bach

LIBE Committee, European Parliament

Leonhard den Hertog


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The European Agenda on Migration and the Mediterranean

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Maastricht University Brussels Campus
Avenue de l'Armée 10 - 1040 Brussels
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Day 1 - Friday
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Participation in this event is free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

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