EPIM Policy Update December 2018

EPIM Policy Update December 2018

EPIM Policy Updates are developed as a resource for organisations interested in European policy developments in the area of migration and integration. The European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, has been commissioned to produce these Policy Updates, which are released five times a year.

EPIM Policy Updates address topics relevant to EPIM’s Thematic Funds: Immigration Detention; Reforming the Common European Asylum System; Children and Youth on the Move; Mobile EU Citizens’ Access to Rights; and Building Inclusive European Societies.

This edition’s special focus covers the UN Global Compact for Migration, which was adopted in December amidst disinformation campaigns and contention. Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

  • Free movement implications of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
  • The extension of border controls within the Schengen area
  • Violence and risks faced by migrants at the Southern and Eastern borders
  • A closer look from ECRE and PICUM on EU funding for the inclusion of third country nationals