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Evaluation of the Common European Asylum System under Pressure and Recommendations for Further Development

Objective

Since 2015, migration towards and within Europe has created a ‘stress’ in the EU asylum and migration systems, challenging the adequacy of the legal design of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). This impacted the implementation of both the CEAS and national asylum systems in practice and called its further harmonisation into question. The notion of harmonisation is not a fixed term, but rather incorporates varied meanings and practices. While in legal terms, harmonisation has been explained as an approximation process towards minimum standards, harmonisation in political terms rather focuses on policy convergence, of which the harmonisation of legal regimes is only one among many mechanisms of convergence. Taking these varied meanings into account, CEASEVAL will carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the CEAS in terms of its framework and practice. It will make an analysis of harmonisation which goes beyond the formal institutional setting and takes into account the complex relations among the actors engaged from the local and the national levels, to the European level, in order to explain the success and the failure of coordinated action between these varied actors. CEASEVAL will innovatively 1) combine multiple disciplines in order to explore different perspectives of the CEAS, 2) develop a new theoretical framework of multilevel governance of the CEAS, which will be empirically tested across several EU Member States and third countries, 3) provide a critical evaluation of the CEAS by identifying and analysing discrepancies in the transposition and incorporation of European standards in the area of asylum in domestic legislation, as well as differences in their implementation, and 4) elaborate new policies by constructing different alternatives of implementing a common European asylum system. On this basis, CEASEVAL will determine which kind of harmonisation (legislative, implementation, etc.) and solidarity is possible and necessary.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 246 712,50

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 103 213,75
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 236 988,75
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORUM INTERNAZIONALE ED EUROPEO DI RICERCHE SULL'IMMIGRAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 460
Address
Piazza Arbarello 8
10122 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 162,50
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 214 512,50
Address
Gonzagagasse 1 5Th Floor
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 575
Address
Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
TARKI TARSADALOMKUTATASI INTEZET RT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 393,75
Address
Budaorsi Utca 45
1112 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 90 250
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON REFUGEES AND EXILES AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 500
Address
Rue Royale 146
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 35 925
Address
Ulica Montevideo 21
1635 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 89 217,50
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Elliniko Idryma Evropaikis kai Exoterikis Politikis (HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 99 408,75
Address
Vasilissis Sofias Avenue 49
106 76 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 598,75
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments