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2018 MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe. Flexible Solidarity: A comprehensive strategy for asylum and immigration in the EU

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  • Ademmer, Esther
  • Barslund, Mikkel
  • Benček, David
  • Di Salvo, Mattia
  • Groll, Dominik
  • Hoxhaj, Rezart
  • Kadkoy, Omar
  • Lanati, Mauro
  • Laurentsyeva, Nadzeya
  • Lücke, Matthias
  • Ludolph, Lars
  • Pizzuti, Chiara
  • Pratsch, Merlin Ole
  • Rahim, Afaf
  • Schneiderheinze, Claas
  • Stöhr, Tobias
  • Temprano Arroyo, Heliodoro
  • Thiele, Rainer
  • Venturini, Alessandra
  • Zuccotti, Carolina Viviana

Abstract

The EU faces major challenges in asylum and migration policy: reorganize the EU asylum system, secure the external border, curb irregular immigration through cooperation with African governments, and support developing countries that host large numbers of refugees from Syria and elsewhere. These challenges are inter-connected and require a comprehensive approach with broad support by all EU member states. However, member states are affected by immigration in substantially different ways and the political preferences of policy makers and voters also vary widely–necessitating implementable proposals to overcome the EU’s asylum and immigration impasse. In the '2018 MEDAM Assessment Report', we propose a comprehensive strategy for EU asylum and immigration policies that is both politically feasible and effective, based on the concept of flexible solidarity between EU member states.

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  • Ademmer, Esther & Barslund, Mikkel & Benček, David & Di Salvo, Mattia & Groll, Dominik & Hoxhaj, Rezart & Kadkoy, Omar & Lanati, Mauro & Laurentsyeva, Nadzeya & Lücke, Matthias & Ludolph, Lars & Pizzu, 2018. "2018 MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe. Flexible Solidarity: A comprehensive strategy for asylum and immigration in the EU," MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe, Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM), number 182240.
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