EPIM Policy Update May 2020

EPIM Policy Update May 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 impact of COVID-19 on migrants across Europe. Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

• The launch of Operation Irini without a SAR mandate;
• An update on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum;
• A closer look from The Greek Forum of Refugees at the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities in Greece.