CEU’s participants to the 2015 Allianz summer academy organized a round table on June 1st to discuss their preliminary report entitled: “Open Borders, Closed Minds: EU Asylum Policy in Crisis”. The event attracted participants from CEU as well as the Hungarian civil society. The discussion surrounding the report raised a number of critical issues concerning the implementation of EU asylum policies as well as the domestic treatment of asylum seekers and the effects of current political developments in Hungary.
In the coming weeks, the team will work on integrating the comments received. The final report will aim to draw the connection between the state and development of EU asylum policies and the political situation in Hungary. It will provide targeted advice to policy practitioners and civil society on how fundamental rights of asylum seekers can be strengthened at the national- as well as the EU level. The findings will be presented on August 1st at the Allianz academy in Kempfenhausen to participants from the Universities of Princeton, Munich, Boccioni and Uppsala.
The CEU team consists of Max Steuer (IRES), Sara Sudetic (Nationalism), Shirlene Afshar Vogl (DPP), Lena Jacobs (DPP) and Galen James Englund (DPP).
The draft report is available at the link provided.