EPIM Policy Update October 2019

EPIM Policy Update October 2019

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 recent attempts to establish a predictable disembarkation and relocation mechanism for the Central Mediterranean. Other key highlights of this Policy Update include:

• The composition of the new European Commission;
• Violence and pushbacks at the Eastern border;
• Shifting responsibilities in the Western Mediterranean;
• A closer look from Safe Passage at family reunion provisions of the Dublin Regulation and the impact of a no-deal Brexit.