28 March 2014

The Odysseus Network  – an academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe – is hosting a congress ‘Towards a Common European Asylum System: the Added Value of the Legislative Package of Second Generation’ in Brussels on 8 and 9 April 2014.

The conference aims to assess the progress towards a Common European Asylum System and will consider the next steps that need to be taken to achieve this. The new legal instruments of the EU asylum acquis, the recast Qualification Directive, the recast Reception Conditions Directive, the recast Procedures Directive, the Dublin III Regulation, and the recast EURODAC Regulation, will be analysed. The strategic guidelines to be adopted by the European Council in June 2014 will also be explored during the congress. These guidelines will set out plans for developing the area of Freedom, Security and Justice for the next five years.

Speakers include academics, judges and representatives from EU institutions and agencies, UNHCR, and ECRE.

For more information on the conference, including the programme and how to register, visit the Odysseus website.

This article originally appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 28 March 2014
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