12 April 2006
What is the nexus between immigration, integration and citizenship in the EU, and what are the effects emerging from that relationship? The papers presented at the CHALLENGE seminar of 25 January 2006 addressed these questions and offered an overview of the main trends, issues, uncertainties and vulnerabilities surrounding these contested issues.
6 September 2005
Joanna Apap and Angelina Tchorbadjiyska assessed the impact of Schengen along the EU’s external borders. In the first part of the presentation, Apap started by raising two questions: to what extent can there be flexibility in implementing Schengen rules to prevent marginalising the new EU neighbours, and what can the EU neighbours do in the short, medium and long term to promote trust and to one day hope to come off the Schengen ‘negative list’. In the second part of the presentation, Angelina Tchorbadjiyska applied some of the insights of Apap’s view to an outsiders’ experience: the case of Bulgaria.
31 March 2005
This policy paper deals with the changing conception of security that points towards blurring the distinction between the internal and external dimensions as well as towards widening our understanding of what constitutes a security threat. The paper tries to link the discussion on new security threats together with the recent developments in European integration process. It claims that questions which used to be considered as internal security issues have been both Europeanised and externalised since the end the cold war. These two processes have had a major impact on structures, methods and priority areas of JHA.
6 December 2004
Too wide a gap between the rights of EU citizens and those of third country nationals could seriously curtail integration of immigrants into the social, economic and political fabric of EU. Policy-makers are increasingly aware of this danger, and throughout its Presidency, the Netherlands accordingly assigned high priority to defining an EU framework for the integration of immigrants. At an informal meeting of ministers responsible for integration policy organised in Groningen on November 10th 2004, the European Commission presented the first edition of the «European Handbook on Integration», highlighting best practices and lessons learned within the EU in the integration of immigrants.
30 November 2004
Our workpackage will build upon the groundwork being carried out in the ELISE and FORNET projects financed by DG Research under the FP5 programme. This workpackage will also rely closely on the work of Workpackages 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 14 to assess what impact did Europeanisation and the externalisation of internal security bear on structures, methods and contents of the policy-making process in the field of justice and home affairs.