The New Pact on Migration and Asylum: A fresh start?
This high-level EPC and MEDAM dialogue between institutional representatives and civil society will discuss the New Pact’s key proposals.
On 23 September, the European Commission put forward its long-awaited New Pact on Migration and Asylum, announcing a “fresh start for migration in Europe.” The Pact aims to strike a new balance between responsibility and solidarity among member states, make border procedures more efficient, build stronger partnerships with third countries, while preserving a “human and humane” approach to migration and asylum. Several developments in these past months, including the impact of COVID-19 and the humanitarian emergency on the Greek islands, have highlighted the urgency, and difficulty, of this task.
With months of difficult negotiations ahead, will it succeed in securing member states and the European Parliament’s support? Where will key challenges lie? Finally, can the New Pact’s proposals make European asylum and migration systems more resilient and humane?
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