European Asylum: Designing New Ways Forward
The project was launched in 2015 with a pilot phase during which selected CSO experts were brought together to forge ideas for a more progressive EU policy on asylum and international protection.
The purpose of the project in its second year (April 2016 – April 2017) is to develop and support a “Core Group” of civil society leaders to engage substantively in the on-going debate on European asylum to assist policy makers and politicians in finding practical and politically feasible solutions consistent with human rights principles.
While the main focus of the work of the Core Group is on the long term aspects of European asylum policy, members of the Core Group also work together to react as appropriate to opportunities that arise during the on-going debate and to identify and propose feasible solutions on particular aspects of European asylum policy or practice.
Target group(s): Asylum seekers in Europe
The Core Group interacts regularly, including quarterly face-to-face meetings, and will organise retreat meetings with stakeholders as well as bilateral stakeholder meetings in the course of the project. The Core Group is supported by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe through background research and through MPI’s substantive support for the stakeholders’ retreats.
Type of product
Meetings, research, propose solutions
Brief description of the product / outcome / method
To exchange information and views and to coordinate EU level advocacy actions
Impact on target groups / Transferability potential
To assist policy makers and politicians in finding practical and politically feasible solutions consistent with human rights principles.
To identify and propose feasible solutions on particular aspects of European asylum policy or practice.
Promoter of the initiative
Name of organization / individual: European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM)
Contacts: European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) c/o NEF Attn: Sarah Sommer, Philanthropy House, Rue Royale 94, 1000 Brussels, Be +32 2 235 24 19 (Sarah Sommer) epim_skype firstname.lastname@example.org