ACTIVITIES

Upcoming Odysseus Network Events:

REDIAL Public Conference | Brussels, 21 October 2016

Odysseus Network OMNIA Conference | Brussels, February 2017

See here for information on the 2016 Conference: http://odysseus-network.eu/conference-2016/

17th Annual Summer School / 17e Edition du cours d’été | Brussels, July 2017 / Bruxelles, juillet 2017

See here for information on the 2016 Summer School: http://odysseus-network.eu/2016-summer-school/

Voir le lien suivant pour plus d’informations sur le cours d’été 2016: http://odysseus-network.eu/cours-dete-2016/


SUMMER SCHOOL / COURS D’ÉTÉ

4 – 15 July/Juillet 2016

EUROPEAN LAW and POLICY on IMMIGRATION and ASYLUM

DROIT et POLITIQUE de l’IMMIGRATION et de l’ASILE de l’UNION EUROPEENNE

The 16th edition of the Odysseus Summer School was held from 4-15 of July, and the feedback from the participants has confirmed that it was once again a great success. The total number of participants (117 persons) has considerably increased in comparison with previous years. Several optional events were organised, where all participants had the chance to meet and discuss with experts and practitioners on timely and topical matters such as the EU-Turkey Deal, the issues related to Brexit, the reform of the CEAS, the new Blue Card Directive and the future of the Frontex agency. These events  enhanced the richness of the intellectual stimulation offered by the Summer School.  In the same vein, we hosted three doctoral seminars, where PhD students presented their research to professors and other participants and received useful suggestions. We also organised a networking cocktail, with the participation of several international organizations, NGOs, and EU institutions, and participants had the opportunity to visit the EU institutions (Commission, Parliament, and Council). Last but not least, thanks to your support (of our crowdfunding campaign), this year we offered ten scholarships to deserving individuals who are currently beneficiaries of international protection in Europe. They had the opportunity to share their experiences with all the participants  at a special event held at the European Parliament.

We wish the participants in this year’s Summer School the very best going forward in their careers.

La 16e édition du Cours d’été Odysseus a eu lieu du 4 au 15 juillet et les commentaires de nos participants confirme le succès de notre école d’été. Le nombre total de participants (117 personnes) a considérablement augmenté par rapport aux années précédentes. Cette année, nous avons organisé de nombreux évènements facultatifs, où les participants ont eu l’opportunité de rencontrer et de discuter avec des experts et des praticiens sur les questions cruciales de l’actualité, telles que l’accord UE-Turquie, les questions liées au Brexit, la réforme du système Dublin, la nouvelle directive sur la Carte Bleue et les nouvelles missions de l’agence Frontex. Ces évènements ont stimulé les discussions entre les acteurs de l’École d’été. Nous avons également organisé trois séminaires de doctorat. Les doctorants ont présenté leur recherche aux professeurs et aux autres participants et ont reçu des suggestions utiles. Nous avons aussi organisé un cocktail de réseautage avec la participation de plusieurs organisations internationales, des ONG et des représentants des institutions européennes. Les participants ont eu l’opportunité de visiter les institutions européennes (Commission, Parlement et Conseil). Pour conclure, grâce à votre soutien (notre campagne de crowfunding), nous avons pu offrir dix bourses d’étude à des personnes particulièrement méritantes et qui sont actuellement bénéficiaires de la protection internationale en Europe. Ils ont eu l’occasion de partager leurs expériences avec tous les participants pendant la séance qui s’est tenue au Parlement européen.

Nous souhaitons aux participants du cours d’été nos meilleurs voeux pour l’avenir.

For more information on the Summer School, click here.
Pour plus d’informations sur le cours d’été, cliquez ici.


FIRST ANNUAL POLICY CONFERENCE ON SOLIDARITY

The Odysseus Network held its first annual policy conference in Brussels on Friday 26 February and Saturday 27.

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The conference centred around the topical theme of solidarity, including solidarity in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, solidarity in the EU asylum policy as well as solidarity in EU borders and visa policies.

We are pleased to make public proceedings from the conference, including a collection of short papers based on a number of presentations, Powerpoint presentations, audio recordings, the programme and the speakers bio.


REturn DIALogue Second Workshop

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Co-funded by the European Union under the EU Return Fund
Director of the project : Prof. Philippe De Bruycker
From November 2014 to December 2016

First thematic workshop

The first thematic workshop of the REDIAL Project was held in Florence on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2015 and gathered judges from 19 Member States, specialised professors, researchers and legal experts working on return and migration law at both European and national level. Based on the national-case law DATABASE and the European Synthesis report, participants had the opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues and legal concepts covered by the first package of the Directive’s provisions, namely the termination of illegal stay. As a follow-up to this first meeting, an open-access website (euredial.eu) has been created and an Electronic Journal on Judicial Interactions and Return Policy is going to be published online. A second thematic workshop will be held in Brussels from 14 to 16 April 2016.