The EU New Pact on Asylum and Migration Two Years On: Where do we Stand?

September 22, 2022

Luc Leboeuf, VULNER's scientific coordinator, organized a webinar on September 22, 2022 from 17:00 - 18:15 (CET) to discuss the main policy developments at the EU level two years after adopting the 'New Pact on Asylum and Migration'.

In September 2020, the EU Commission launched its ‘New Pact on Asylum and Migration’, which lays out the EU legislative and policy agenda for the years to come (COM, 2020, 609final).

The New Pact states, among other policy objectives, that ‘the EU asylum and migration management system needs to provide for the special needs of vulnerable groups’. It also announces specific protection measures for the most vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, such as the exemption from accelerated border processes, relocation to another EU member state, or resettlement to the EU.

This VULNER talk will take stock of the main policy developments at the EU level that occurred since the adoption of the New Pact. Discussions will seek to identify suitable strategies to develop and implement specific protection measures for the migrants and refugees who find themselves in the most vulnerable positions. Speakers will also address the conditions under which such specific protection measures may contribute to addressing and reducing vulnerabilities in migration more broadly – in line with objective 7 of the UN Global Compact for Migration.


Isabela Atanasiu, Legal Officer,  DG Home Affairs, EU Commission

Marcus Engler, DeZIM, German Centre for Integration and Migration Research, Berlin, Germany

Julia Idler, Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI), Germany

Cathryn Costello, Professor, University of Oxford and Hertie School, Berlin, Germany

Sabrina Marchetti, Professor, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy

Geert Knockaert, Head of Asylum and Reception Cooperation and Guidance Unit, EUAA


Susanne Höb, Population Europe


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