Temporary Protection for People Fleeing War in Ukraine

5 May 2022

Researchers and external collaborators of the three sister H2020 projects will discuss the EU responses to people fleeing war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
A first panel will examine the current refugee inflows into the EU from Ukraine, how the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) aims to address it, the efficiency of the TPD in safeguarding fundamental rights on the ground, and other implementation issues that have arisen (or are likely to arise).
A second panel will discuss the experiences of some non-EU countries in dealing with temporary protection and large-scale displacement of refugees. Discussions will aim at transferring knowledge on alternative solutions to the current protection challenges.
A third panel will explore historical instances of mass displacement into today’s EU territory, how they were addressed, and what lessons can be learned from these past events and the current events for the CEAS future.

This webinar is jointly organized by Sergio Carrera, ASILE Project Coordinator, Luc Leboeuf, VULNER Project Coordinator, and Hakan G. Sicakkan, PROTECT Project Coordinator.

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These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.


Hakan G. Sicakkan

University of Bergen (PROTECT Project)

Sergio Carrera

 CEPS (ASILE Project)

Cathrine Brun

Centre for Lebanese Studies (VULNER project)


Leiza Brumat

MPC – EUI & Eurac research

Frank Caestecker

Ghent University

Luisa Feline Freier

Universidad del Pacífico – Lima, Peru

Elspeth Guild 

Queen Mary University of London

Meltem İneli Ciğer

Suleyman Demirel University

Michael Moschovakos

European Commission

Boldizsár Nagy

Central European University

Sophie Nakueira

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Liliia Oprysk

University of Bergen

Letizia Palumbo

Ca’ Foscari University

Lewis Turner

University of Newcastle

Jo Vearey

University of Witwatersrand

Jens Vedsted-Hansen

Aarhus University


Cecilia Vejby Andersen


Alice Kuhnke


Luca Lixi 


Christine Sidenius

Greens/EFA European Parliament

Cecilia Verkleij

European Commission, DG HOME, Asylum Unit

Catherine Woollard


Event details

Date: 05.05.2022, Thursday

Time: 09:00-16:00 CET