ERA: Annual Conference on European Asylum Law 2017


26 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017

Event Type

L - Conference, forum


EU Elections 2014
Global Europe
Justice & Home Affairs

Event Location


Event Description

• Reform of CEAS 
• External dimension of crisis management
• Asylum-seekers with special needs

Language: English

Organiser: Dr Karine Caunes (ERA)

Event number: 417R05


The aim of the Annual Conference on European Asylum Law 2017 is to provide legal practitioners with an update on the ongoing reforms aimed at tackling the refugee crisis. The specific needs of especially vulnerable asylum seekers will receive particular attention.

Key topics

  • Reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)
  • Responsibility-sharing mechanisms: Dublin system, hotspots, relocation and resettlement
  • Role of the new EU Agency for Asylum (EASO+)
  • EU/Turkey Statement and Partnership Frameworks
  • Asylum-seekers with special needs
  • Key recent case law of the EU Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights


    Ulrik Åshuvud, CEO, JustDevelop AB, Stockholm

    Sergio Carrera, Senior Research Fellow; Head, Justice and Home
    Affairs Programme, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels (to be confirmed)

    Constantin Hrushka, Professor of European Asylum Law, University of Bielefeld

    Nicolas Jacobs, Head of Legal Affairs, Belgian Reception Agency (FEDASIL), Brussels

    Electra-Leda Koutra, Lawyer, Koutra Law Offices, Athens

    Oliver Lewis, Barrister, Doughty Chambers, London; Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds

    Bénédicte Lucas, TRACKS Programme Manager, Forum réfugiés-Cosi, Paris

    Sophie Magennis, Head of Policy and Legal Support Unit, UNHCR Bureau for Europe, Brussels

    Nuala Mole, Founder, AIRE Centre, London

    Minos Mouzourakis, AIDA Coordinator, European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), Brussels

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    The Sebastian-Cobler-Stiftung in Frankfurt/Main has generously offered to sponsor the participation at this conference of one legal practitioner.

    More information on the conference website >>


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