Conferring a Legal Status on Illegal Immigrants in the EU as part of a Common EU Migration Policy

Brussels, Belgium

14 May 2013

Alan Desmond (University College Cork) will present his research on the topic, addressing issues such as:

Should the EU introduce common standards for the regularisation of irregular migrants even though the principle is often contested? In his research, he argues in favour of the right to a legal status for migrants in the EU and that regularisation already is a frequently used tool in the migration policies and practices of most EU Member States.

Expert panel:

  • Philippe Legrain, Principal Adviser & Head of the Analysis Team, Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA) as well as author of the book Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them
  • Ralph Genetzke, Head of Brussels Mission, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
  • Moderation by Martin Porter, Chair Edelman EMEA Public Affairs and General Manager Edelman Brussels.

To register, please send an email with 'Migrants' in the subject field and stating clearly your name and organisation to meet@thecentre.eu

The seminars are hosted by Edelman The Centre at 22, Avenue Marnix, 1000 Brussels from 12:30 to 14:00 (with a sandwich lunch provided from 12:00 to 12:30).

The event is free to attend, but as the room's capacity is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is part of the UACES Arena, which is organised by UACES and Edelman|The Centre in cooperation with the University of Kent at Brussels. UACES Arena invites leading scholars to challenge conventional wisdom in the policy-making world and to present new ideas for a changing Europe.

This event was funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union.






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