EPIM Policy Updates are developed as a resource for organisations interested in European policy developments in the areas of migration and integration. The European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, has been commissioned by EPIM to produce these Policy Updates.
EPIM’s Policy Update addresses topics relevant to the following EPIM Thematic Funds: (1) Migration and Detention; (2) Reforming the Common European Asylum System; (3) Children and Youth on the Move, (4) Mobile EU Citizens’ Access to Rights, and (5) Building Inclusive European Societies.
This edition’s special focus looks at Operation Sophia´s scaled down mandate and its likely impact on Search and Rescue activities in the Mediterranean. Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:
• An analysis of EU – African cooperation on migration;
• The agreement reached on the Frontex reform;
• Developments on the coordination of social security systems;
• A closer look from the European Council of Refugees and Exiles on their campaign #YourVoteOurFuture.