The 2017 Odysseus Annual Conference organised in cooperation with the European Commission’s Representation in Belgium critically assessed the developments in European Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy during the year 2016, as well as cast a look into 2017. Please see the conference programme for a comprehensive overview on the different workshops and speakers.
We are sharing on this page a selection of background material, some of which was presented at the conference itself. In case of questions, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Recordings of the conference
Selection of presentations given at the conference
Opening Plenary Session
Prof Thomas Spijkerboer – External aspects of European migration policy
Dr Simon Labayle – Valeurs de l’Union européenne et crise de l’immigration
Closing Plenary Session
Ms Sophie Magennis – Concluding remarks: Towards Consensus on a long-term migration policy in 2017?
Workshop 1 – Towards a European Border and Coast Guard?
Prof Jorrit Rijpma – Frontex is dead… Long Live Frontex?
Workshop 2 – Judicial Interactions in control of Return and Asylum Detention
Workshop 3 – European Databases: Setting Limits under Judicial Scrutiny
Dr Niovi Vavoula – European Databases: Setting Limits under Judicial Scrutiny
Workshop 5 – Why a third Generation of Asylum Legislation?
Prof Steve Peers – The Common European Asylum System: Phase Three
Prof Kees Groenendijk – Family reunification of refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection
Workshop 6 – Legal Migration: How Blue will the New Card be?
Prof Philippe de Bruycker – How Blue will the New Card be?
Ms Cécile Hubert – Refonte de la directive Blue Card
Workshop 7 – Relocation: Why does it not work?
Dr Salvatore Nicolosi – Relocation in EU Asylum Law: A Real ‘Key Step in the Right Direction’?
Workshop 9 – The EU Migration Partnership Framework: An External Solution to the Crisis?
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax – LTV (Asylum) Visas as an Obligation under EU Law
Selection of publications by the speakers
Prof Thomas Spijkerboer:
Prof Daniel Thym:
Dr Sergio Carrera:
Prof Boštjan Zalar:
Ms Jo Antoons (Fragomen):