Pieces of the puzzle – Managing Migration in the EU

With diverging political wills in the EU on the topic of migration and asylum, it is crucial to intensify the work towards a sustainable asylum system that guarantees protection for those in need. In this new study by Fores and the European Liberal Forum, author Bernd Parusel elaborates on the core problems with the Common European Asylum System of today and sets out ways to move forward.

Five years after the migration crisis of 2015, the Common European Asylum System is still at a standstill. With a new proposal presented by the EU-Commission and negotiations underway, this publication attempts to answer the questions: what are the central issues with the system today? How can we reach a compromise despite the increasing polarisation of European politics? How can the EU build a system that deals with migration and asylum in a sustainable way without compromising the right to asylum or international human rights standards?

Policy brief

On the basis of the study Pieces of the Puzzle – Managing Migration in the EU, this policy brief aims to show what the EU could do to deal with migration and asylum in a more credible, sustainable and solution-oriented manner without compromising the right to asylum, its values and international human rights. Read the policy brief

About the authors

Bernd Parusel is a migration and asylum expert. He studied political science in Germany and Italy and holds a PhD from the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) of the University of Osnabrück.

Foreword by Therese Lindström, Director of the Migration and Integration programme, FORES.

In media

”Dags att lämna krisläget i europeisk migrationspolitik”, opinion piece by Bernd Parusel, Therese Lindström and Sam Nissander in Eskilstuna-kuriren, december 11th 2020


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Therese Lindström
Director, Migration and integration programme, FORES