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The Controversial EU Concept of Integration

Integration is one of the major challenges posed to the European Union and it is even more so in light of the millions of refugees displaced by the war in Ukraine just in the last year. But increasingly, the existing EU legal and policy framework supports a controversial concept of integration: it allows and encourages […]

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: the puzzling “status quo tendency“ in EU migration policy

In many ways, a lot has changed in migration policy in the European Union in the past few decades. There were far reaching institutional changes that resulted from the Lisbon Treaty and an expansive shift to multi-level, and cross-sectorial governance. These changes brought in a diverse set of (private and public) actors and ideas into […]

Acceptance of Refugees and Solidarity in the EU

The European Union is still feeling the reverberations of the 2015 migrant crisis, which sowed deep divisions among member states about the acceptance of refugees and migrants. Against this background, the Ukraine crisis has triggered the largest inflow of refugees in Europe since the second world war. As part of the ERC Synergy Project SOLID […]