Beyond Containment and Responsibility Shifting? Governing Asylum in the EU

5 March 2024

The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum lays down the basis of the overarching Union policy dealing with migration and asylum. This Session will examine the key achievements and changes introduced by the Pact during this last legislature. To what extent can the Pact be expected to move beyond a policy centered on the containment of asylum seekers, and prevent responsibility shifting among EU Member States and towards third countries regarding asylum? How can the EU ensure consistency between EU external cooperation on migration and asylum and EU Treaty values as well as international standards such as those laid down in the UN Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration?

This Session also provided the opportunity to Prof. Sergio Carrera to present the final results of the ASILE project.


Davide Colombi

Research Assistant, CEPS 


H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Kairidis

Minister of Migration and Asylum of Greece

Tineke Strik

Member of the European Parliament

Támas Molnar

Project Officer, Justice, Digital and Migration Unit, FRA

Jean Louis de Brouwer

Director, Egmond Institute


Charlotte Slente

General Secretary, Danish Refugee Council – DRC

Stefan Maier

Head of Policy and Legal Support Unit, Representation for EU Affairs, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland and the Netherlands, UNHCR

Christina Psarra

General Director, MSF Greece

Sergio Carrera

Head of JHA Unit & Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Event details

Date: 05.03.2024, Tuesday – 11h15-12h30 (CET)