Temporary Protection for People Fleeing the War in Ukraine

May 02, 2022

ASILE, PROTECT & VULNER projects joint forces in a Webinar on May 5, 2022 from 09:00 - 16:00 (CET) to discuss the EU responses to people fleeing the war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

Researchers and external collaborators of the three sister H2020 projects will discuss the EU responses to people fleeing war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
A first panel will examine the current refugee inflows into the EU from Ukraine, how the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) aims to address it, the efficiency of the TPD in safeguarding fundamental rights on the ground, and other implementation issues that have arisen (or are likely to arise).
A second panel will discuss the experiences of some non-EU countries in dealing with temporary protection and large-scale displacement of refugees. Discussions will aim at transferring knowledge on alternative solutions to the current protection challenges.
A third panel will explore historical instances of mass displacement into today’s EU territory, how they were addressed, and what lessons can be learned from these past events and the current events for the CEAS future.

This webinar is jointly organized by Sergio Carrera, ASILE Project Coordinator, Luc Leboeuf VULNER Project Coordinator, and Hakan G. Sicakkan, PROTECT Project Coordinator.

Download the AGENDA & register for the event  here.

These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.


Hakan G. Sicakkan | University of Bergen (PROTECT Project)

Sergio Carrera | CEPS (ASILE Project)

Cathrine Brun | Centre for Lebanese Studies (VULNER project)


Leiza Brumat | MPC – EUI & Eurac research

Frank Caestecker | Ghent University

Luisa Feline Freier | Universidad del Pacífico – Lima, Peru

Elspeth Guild | Queen Mary University of London

Meltem İneli Ciğer | Suleyman Demirel University

Michael Moschovakos | European Commission

Sophie Nakueira | Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Liliia Oprysk | University of Bergen

Letizia Palumbo | Ca’ Foscari University

Lewis Turner | University of Newcastle

Jo Vearey | University of Witwatersrand

Jens Vedsted-Hansen | Aarhus University


Alice Kuhnke | MEP

Luca Lixi | EEAS

Cecilia Verkleij | European Commission, DG HOME, Asylum Unit

Catherine Woollard | ECRE

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