The end of 2019 coincided with the 20 anniversary of the Tampere European Council Conclusions of October 1999 (The Tampere Programme). The Programme set for the first time in European integration a common policy programme on Justice and Home Affairs. It also corresponded with the 10 year anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty which brought a majority of these policies under the Community method of cooperation and enshrined a legally binding EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
This collaborative Book examines and takes stock of the main policy and legislative developments during the last 20 years of EU cooperation on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). The Chapters review the current facets and latest steps in all relevant AFSJ policy domains, including migration, borders, asylum and criminal justice and police cooperation. They critically assess the main achievements, unfinished components, as well as the new and old challenges, paying attention to different types of ‘Europeanization’ dynamics (narratives, actors and instruments), and their relations and compliance with EU rule of law, democratic and fundamental rights values.
The Volume is based on the contributions delivered in a Conference co-organised by CEPS, the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI), in cooperation with the Finnish Permanent Representation to the EU on 3 and 4 October 2019 in Brussels. The Conference was an official event part of Finland’s Presidency calendar which ran during the second half of 2019.