Webinar on The Coronavirus and Border Restrictions in the EU: Schengen and the Right to Asylum at Risk?
International traffic restrictions and internal border controls have been one of the most visible policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across the EU. This Webinar will address their impacts on Schengen rules and the right to seek asylum.
It will explore if the pandemic offers new evidence confirming the need to reform the Common European Asylum System by better ensuring ‘equal solidarity’ and human rights protections at EU external borders, and therefore maximizing the Union’s role in the implementation of the UN Global Compact on Refugees.
The Webinar falls within the scope of the ASILE H2020 project (Global Asylum Governance and European Union’s Role), coordinated by CEPS.
This webinar will take place via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event in an email confirmation and a reminder before the event starts.
Senior Research Fellow and Head of JHA Unit, CEPS
Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission
MEP, European Parliament (TBC)
Head of Unit, European Ombudsman
Director, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA (TBC)
Date: 12.05.2020, Tuesday
Time: 13:00 – 14:00