The European Parliament in Migration and Asylum Politics

14 Nov 2014 12:00
14 Nov 2014 14:00

The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel kindly invites you to a policy forum on 14 November, 12:00-14:00h with:

  • Ms. Hélène Calers, European Commission, DG Home Affairs
  • Ms. Valérie Glatigny and Mr. Tom Feeley, ALDE Group, Policy Advisors, LIBE Committee
  • Ms. Patricia van de Peer, European Parliament, LIBE Secretariat
  • Mr. Andris Petersons, EPP Group, Policy Advisor, LIBE Committee
  • Mr. Shane Murphy, Policy Adviser, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Ariadna Ripoll-Servent, University of Bamberg, Professor European Integration
  • Prof. Dr. Christof Roos (Chair), Institute for European Studies, Research Professor Migration and Diversity

With the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon new decision making rules apply to the drafting of European legislation. With the extension of the use of co-decision to key policy areas, the European Parliament now directly negotiates and co-legislates with the European Council on highly salient issues such as migration and asylum policy. This Policy Forum will discuss the role of the European Parliament as a co-legislator in Justice and Home Affairs, focusing particularly on migration and asylum policy. The Policy Forum will start with a keynote from Prof. Dr. Ripoll-Servent. Then the practitioners on the expert panel will share their insight on the new roles of the European Parliament and its parties in European migration and asylum politics.

Some of the questions the Policy Forum seeks to address are:

• Did the European Parliament and its different factions adapt their positions on asylum and migration policies now that it negotiates these policies with the European Council and the European Commission?
• How did the institutional change from consultation to co-legislation affect the internal functioning of the LIBE Committee in the European Parliament?
• How influential is the European Parliament in comparison to Member States on the legislative output in the policy field?

Registration & Venue

The policy forum starts at 12:00 with a lunch reception and will be followed by the discussion at 12:30. Participation is free of charge and open to all but due to space limitations, registration is mandatory. Please register here!

Institute for European Studies
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Room Rome (Floor -1)
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels


Prof. Dr. Christof Roos
Research Professor Migration and Diversity
Institute for European Studies
+32 475 755128

Ms. Laura Westerveen
Migration, Diversity and Justice
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 6148001

Ms. Anamaria Bacsin
Communications & Internal Events
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 6148040