Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2018, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Reforming the EU’s Migration Policy

Debating perspectives from beyond the EU’s borders

Aula am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 1.11, 1090 Wien


Lecture by Tamirace Fakhoury, Associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University, Associate director of the Institute of Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR)


Comments by

- Dr. Cengiz Günay, Senior Researcher, Deputy Director of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna

- Prof. Petra Dannecker, Professor of Sociology of Development, Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna

- Maegan Hendow, Research Officer, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna



Upheavals in the EU´s Neighbourhood in 2011 and the following ´migration crisis´ have prompted the EU to recalibrate its partnership priorities with its non-EU partners and to reframe its global strategy in the domains of security and migration. Within this climate, Syria’s neighbours, who have received a great number of refugees since 2011, have emerged as Europe’s new strategic interlocutors. In the light of their ability to stem the refugee influx towards Europe, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have been able to leverage the ‘value of their hosting capacity’ vis-a-vis the EU and its member states. This key note speech will critically examine the EU’s new partnership in migration and refugee governance with key refugee hosting states in Syria’s Neighbourhood and will reflect on their implications.

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Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung


Florian Sowa
Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung