Migration, borders control and solidarity: Schengen at stake?

IED Research Papers


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Since its foundation, the main goal of the Institute of European Democrats (IED) has been promoting an in-depth discussion on the core aspects of the European integration process while playing an active role in strengthening the confidence of European citizens and furthering their understanding in the European institutions and common policies. With the current migration management's crisis and the consequent debate on the Schengen acquis, the EU is facing a challenge that will demand a more comprehensive approach. With a view to shed some light on this issue and better understand the solutions ahead, the Institute of European Democrats decided to launch an external research project on "Migration, borders control and solidarity: Schengen at stake?". The Call for Papers was published last March on the website and spread through a special issue of the newsletter.

The result of the Call for Papers was overwhelming with a high quality of applications covering a broad range of issues within the topic. For that reason the Jury decided to grant 20 Fellowships.

Our Researchers have different education background: law, political sciences, economics, and communication that have enriched the outcome. Furthermore, they have dissertated from the meaning of the word "crisis" to the EU-Turkey agreement and the role of non-Schengen members. Among other subjects: European identity, violation of human rights and gender violence, EU law transposition, rise of populism, Eurozone crisis lessons for Schengen or Arab Spring implications.

We would like to invite you to check the result of our Research Project by clicking in the papers:

Are refugees the real threat to European identity?

The Schengen Agreement is on the move

Kaiana Coralina DO MONTE VILAR
The closing borders and refugees violations of human rights: vulnerable groups, rape and gender violence into the territory of European Union

Fortress Europe no more? Migration, border control and solidarity: a critical analysis of the EU discourse and policies in the wake of the Arab Spring – With a case study from Lampedusa

Paris, Berlin, Ankara: a deal driven by populism

The refugee crisis in Europe: a political approach towards the implementation of solutions

Francesco Luigi GATTA
The EU facing migration challenges: the principle of solidarity as the necessary guiding light to manage the crisis

Schengen in times of pressure: a view from a non-Schengen EU Member State

Patrick HARRIS
Carrots and sticks in a perfect storm: Can Schengen survive the crisis?

No migrants, no Schengen: how right-wing political parties are increasing their popularity in Europe

Katarina KOSMINA
Mapping the language of 'crisis': how discourse mismanagement impeded solidarity in the European Union?

To what extent the current difficulties of Europe in managing the migratory crisis reveal the limits of the ‘spirit of Schengen’ in the advancement of the European construction?

What Schengen can learn from the Euro crisis

The EU response to migratory pressures: the challenge of getting back to Schengen, the future management of the EU’s external borders and turkey’s role

Schengen at the crossroads between Dublin’s failure and the rising populism in the EU. Constitutional and political scenarios in the context of the current refugee crisis

Ensuring the principle of the best interests of the child: the case of transposition and implementation of the Directives 2013/32/EU and 2013/33/EU in Lithuania

Mihai SEBE
Romania: migrants. Managing migrants and border control. How temporary is the temporary reestablishment of border controls?

Schengen, security and solidarity: sending the right message to EU citizens

Romain SU
You can't have your cake and eat it: migration, borders control and solidarity

Geneviève ZINGG
The consequences of Schengen’s collapse: populist shortsightedness and the future of European security

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