The OMNIA project has been designed to improve the tools and information available to stakeholders in the area of EU asylum and migration.
Activities undertaken under the OMNIA project include an annual policy conference, a blog on EU migration and asylum law, databases, online training modules as well as prizes to honour outstanding contributions to academic research.
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EU at a turning point: the many faces of the refugee crisis
The EU is in crisis. It started with a crisis about words. The Commission published its ‘European Agenda on Migration’ on 13 May 2015, but it was actually an agenda concerned with migration and asylum, if not primarily asylum. A few weeks later, journalists rediscovered that it matters to use the correct term for persons trying desperately to reach the EU in order to find protection: refugee, not migrant.