20. April 2023, 10:30-12:00 Uhr | Seminarraum 2.5, Universität für Weiterbildung Krems

oder online via Zoom

Vortragende: Sandra Lavenex, Professorin für europäische und internationale Politik an der Universität Genf und Gastprofessorin am Europakolleg

Kommentar: Federica Zardo, Senior Researcher am Department für Migration und Globalisierung der Universität für Weiterbildung Krems


Where do EU asylum and immigration policies take effect, and why? What do we mean when we speak of "externalization" in this regard, and what drives this phenomenon? Member Statesinclination to mobilize EU institutions in search for migration solutions beyond EU borders while shirking away from harmonized policies within the EU is well-documented. What is less well known is the shift of EU migration policy cooperation "across" sectors of EU policy-making and beyond the sphere of EU justice and home affairs.

In this presentation we retrace how EU asylum- and immigration policy making has shifted from cooperation inside the EU to the sphere of external relations and, most recently, other fields of EU external policy, with a focus on trade policy. We explain this trajectory by the interplay between Member States' attempt to maximise the gains from Europeanization while minimizing the sovereignty constraints resulting from supranational commitments and the European Commission's strive to bolster its competence in this politically sensitive policy field. The result is an increasingly complex and fragmented set of formal and informal EU asylum and migration commitments across policy areas which becomes ever more difficult to properly implement and supervise.

Eine Veranstaltung in Kooperation mit dem Department für Europolitik und Demokratieforschung

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