EPIM Policy Update October 2016

EPIM Policy Update October 2016

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 is dedicated to the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The UN General Assembly hosted its first-ever high-level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants in New York on 19 September. The Summit gathered world leaders for a day to discuss the challenges of, and possible responses to, mass migration, and adopted a declaration outlining broad commitments.

Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

  • Migration on the agenda of the EU Summit in Bratislava;
  • The Council’s approval of a European Border and Coast Guard service;
  • An analysis of the CEAS reform package;
  • Rulings by the European Court of Justice on the expulsion of non-EU citizens with EU citizen dependents; and
  • A closer look at unaccompanied children in Greece as seen through the eyes of Faros, an EPIM grantee organisation.