Odysseus Network: European Congress on Asylum in Brussels on 8 & 9 April, 2014 Summer School and 2014-15 Certificate

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Odysseus Network is an academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe.

7th European Congress of Jurists specialised in Immigration and Asylum

The Congress will take place in Brussels on 8 and 9 April 2014, is devoted to the 2nd generation of asylum instruments adopted on 26 June 2013, and will propose to the audience: (1) a "vertical" approach - each instrument is explored by a general report presenting the new aspects and measuring the progress accomplished towards greater harmonisation; (2) a "horizontal" approach - key questions analysed throughout all the instruments to evaluate their coherence by a panel of experts after each report. The final session will assess the progress towards a CEAS (Common European Asylum System). The Congress ‘will argue that it is not finalised in view of the strategic guidelines that will be adopted in June by the European Council to follow up the Stockholm programme’. The meeting ‘will be a unique opportunity to better understand the legal and political developments of asylum in the EU and to network with the numerous people who will attend’.

As places are limited, the organisers advise that you register quickly through the Congress page of the Odysseus website.

Certificate and Summer School

The Odysseus Network also advertise forthcoming education and training programmes in European Immigration and Asylum Law: the 14th edition of our Summer School that will take place in Brussels from 30 June till 11 July 2014 and the 8th edition of the one year Certificate that will start in Brussels on 5 September 2014.

All the information is available on the website of the Odysseus Network.

14 March 2014

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