Odysseus Annual Conference (Helsinki): “Towards a new programme (2020-24) for EU migration and asylum policies 20 years after the Tampere conclusions?
24 October - 25 October
The annual Conference of the Odysseus Network will be held in Helsinki on the 24th and 25th October 2019 , with the following subject: ” Towards a new programme (2020–24) for EU migration and asylum policies 20 years after the Tampere conclusions ?”
The Tampere conclusions adopted by the European Council in October 1999 under the Finnish Presidency deeply influenced EU migration & asylum policies. This conference, more than celebrating their 20th anniversary, will explore upcoming developments: a new strategic agenda to be adopted by the European Council; a renewed Parliament and Commission with new policy priorities following the European elections; and a five-year programme (2020-2024) including migration and asylum policies that should also be adopted by the European Council. EMN Finland, the Odysseus Academic Network and the European Policy Centre (EPC) organize this event to provide ideas and suggestions for the five-year programme mentioned above.
A call for contributions has been launched to fuel the five preparatory workshops in charge of drafting papers to be discussed at the conference. A final document will be presented after the conference to the EU institutions, and to the Member States for discussion.