In Search of Solidarity in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice: The Interplay between the Internal and External Dimensions of EU Asylum Policy

Project: Research

Description

After the entry into force of the Lisbon treaty, the meaning and implications of solidarity in European asylum law and policy have drawn much attention. This attention expanded following the 2015/2016 refugee crisis in Europe. For all its merits, existing scholarly research does not address the function of solidarity as an organizational principle of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) in a holistic manner. Scholars tend to differentiate between solidarity measures in immigration and asylum policies across the Member States on the one hand and EU external action on the other. Thus, little attention has been paid to the interconnection between intra-EU asylum solidarity and the externalization of EU policies on asylum and migration. The present project seeks to remedy these shortcomings by exploring how solidarity manifests itself in the cooperative arrangements between the EU and third countries, such as Turkey and North Africa, and the ways this affects the continued transformation of refugee law in Europe and beyond.
Short titleIn Search of Solidarity in the AFSJ
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date2019/09/022020/08/31

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