EPIM Policy Update April 2015

EPIM Policy Update April 2015

The April 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online.

EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have the aim of supporting the advocacy work being done by organisations engaged in EPIM by providing information on a range of recent EU-level policy-making, legislation and jurisprudence relevant to EPIM’s three focus areas:

(1) Asylum seekers
(2) Undocumented Migrants
(3) Equality, integration and social inclusion of vulnerable migrants.

This edition’s special focus is dedicated to European Commission’s launch of its work on a Comprehensive Agenda on Migration to be published in May 2015.

Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

  • Europol’s launch of the JOT (Joint Operational Team) Mare to tackle organised criminal groups facilitating the journeys of migrants by ship across the Mediterranean Sea to the EU;
  • The latest UNHCR report on asylum trends in industrialised countries in 2014;
  • A paper by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) addressing legal access for people in need of international protection;
  • A European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) study analysing the fiscal impact of EU mobile citizens in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK;
  • The opinion of Advocate General Wathelet on the ECJ case Jobcenter Berlin Neuköln v Nazifa, Sonita, Valentina and Valentino Alimanovic, C-67/14;
  • Upcoming events at EU level.