CEPS Project

Study on the feasibility and effectiveness of ‘offshoring’ EU asylum in support of OSEPI’s migration and asylum related activities


OSEPI contributes to bridging the current gap between policy-makers and CSOs by commissioning research exploring the feasibility of ‘outsourcing’ asylum (and by extension migration management) in both human rights terms and from a practical point of view. The question of the effectiveness of such policies was considered from a national, regional and human rights perspective in this study. The results of the project represented a useful advocacy tool to support the most progressive voices within the EU institutions and in national capitals to build essential human rights safeguards into all deals on asylum and migration with non-EU countries.

Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs unit

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Ngo Chun Luk

Associate Researcher

Miriam Mir Canet

Project Officer

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