On 29 April 2019, the seminar “Asylum policies of the European Union: External and internal dimensions” was held at the University of Deusto. Joana Abrisketa Uriarte, professor of international law at the University of Deusto and main researcher of the EURASYLUM team, presented the convergences between the external and internal dimensions within the framework of asylum policies in the European Union. 

In this seminar, which is financed by the Ministry of Innovation and Competitiveness, several lecturers and researchers from different universities (Pompeu Fabra University, ICADE, Carlos III of Madrid, the University of Cádiz, Nijmejen, Queen Mary University of London, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Glasgow, the University of Caledonia and the University of Deusto) came together to analyse the challenges of asylum in the European Union from the different existing perspectives.

The main theme of the seminar was the discussion of the coherence of asylum policies and human rights. Also, due to the failure of the proposal to renew the asylum system in 2016, this project aims to send asylum recommendations to the major institutions of the European Union for a future reform proposal.

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