EPIM Policy Update December 2020

EPIM Policy Update December 2020

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 discusses the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

• Growing pressure to end pushbacks;
• Worsening conditions after fires on Greek islands;
• The EU Action Plan against Racism;
• A closer look from ECAS at the impact of COVID-19 on freedom of movement in the EU.