October 2015

Launching the OMNIA project 

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The Odysseus Academic Network is proud to announce the launch of the OMNIA project.

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.Print

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MADE REAL – Training Tool on Alternatives to Detention

The Odysseus Academic Network has created a training tool on Alternatives to Immigration Detention for asylum seekers and migrants. To find out more, click here.

If you are interested in organising a training session on that issue, we can set up a team made of one academic for each of the EU Member States together with a representative of the civil society. For more details, click here.


EU at a turning point: the many faces of the refugee crisis

by Philippe De Bruycker and Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi PdB Tsourdi

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.

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