Lilian Tsourdi from the coordination team of Odysseus, is part of the scientific committee of the conference: Migration and EU Borders 2nd Jean Monnet Nova EU workshop at Maastricht University; 30-31 March 2020

The workshop Migration and EU Borders aims to contribute to the academic and policy debate by discussing these highly important issues in an interdisciplinary setting. It will include speakers from diverse disciplines such as law, humanities, social sciences, and migration studies. Given the applied nature of NOVA-EU project, we strongly encourage participants to reflect on the problems also from the policy perspective with the view of offering policy recommendations during the workshop. The latter will form a springboard for a policy brief to be presented to the European Commission as one of the outputs of the project.


If you are interested to participate as a speaker and deliver a paper, please upload a 300-500 words abstract of your paper at the latest on 10 January 2020, together with a short bio, here . We specifically encourage interdisciplinary papers on the following topics:

  • Current state of (the common) EU migration and asylum policy 20 years after the Tampere conclusions and future developments.
  • Institutional dynamics in EU migration and asylum policy, including the role of the European Parliament and other actors such as civil society organizations and EU agencies.
  • The fundamental rights dimension of the advancement of the European Agenda on Migration.
  • Norms, rule of law, and democratic governance of EU migration and asylum policy, including ideas of equitable ‘burden-sharing’ of asylum-seekers, the EU plans for relocation and resettlement, and the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • EU migration and asylum policy in a global context, including the recent adoption of the two UN Compacts on migration and refugees, other global regulation attempts, as well as policies of traditional countries of immigration and resettlement such as Australia.
  • Externalisation of EU border management, including the driving forces and legal effects of EU external migration policy as well as the parallel action of Member States and the issues arising from this externalization under EU institutional law and international law

You can register for one of the work shop as a participant here.

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