On Thursday the 2nd of June 2022, the Executive Master EPAC students will organise a seminar tackling the current topic of the EU’s Policy Response to War Refugees.

This seminar aims to spark a conversation about the current approach of case-by-case policy-making with policy-makers and stakeholders. How has EU migration policy evolved from 2015 to today, and what work remains to be done? Examine the requirements and content for an overarching approach to EU migration – what might a common and sustainable approach look like?

It will take place in a hybrid format (onsite/online) and host 2 high-level panels of policymakers and experts, each panel followed by a Q&A session.


18.00: Keynote address by Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs (TBC).

18.20: PANEL 1“From Syria to Ukraine – the evolution of EU Migration Policy”

Moderator: Dr. Meghan Benton, Director for International Research, Migration Policy Institute and Migration Policy Institute Europe (TBC)

Giulio Di Blasi, Cabinet Member EU Commissioner for Home Affairs (TBC)
Jacek Cichocki, Former Polish Minister of Interior (TBC)
Dr. Giacomo Solano, Migration Policy Group, Head of Research (TBC)

19.20: PANEL 2“The New Pact on Migration and Asylum adopted in 2020 – an operational start?”

Moderator: Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru, Professor, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute (TBC)

Tomas Tobé, MEP (EPP) (TBC)
EleonoraFrasca, PhD Researcher in EU migration law (TBC)
Catherine Woollard, Director of European Council on Refugees and Exiles (TBC)

20.20: Networking with drinks and snacks

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