Natolin Neighbourhood Days 2019 - "The Many Faces of Migration Governance in Today’s EU and its Neighbourhood"

A series of events organised by the Natolin Academy of Migration (NAM) in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair seeked to stimulate a more informed academic and policy debate about the drivers, implications and outcomes of the "governance of migration". The participants of this year’s edition of the Natolin Neighbourhood Days had the opportunity to learn whether the governance of migration and its ethos are closely connected with today’s broader societal challenges pertaining, among others, to the relationship between states and citizens, differentiated forms of membership and unequal access to opportunities.

The first event, a high-level lecture opening the series, offered a broad picture of the stakes at play in the governance of migration in today’s EU and its neighbourhood, both with reference to migrants’ enhanced exposure to vulnerabilities, forms of social exclusion and their implications for foreigners and citizens alike.

At the second event, two well-known scholars discussed the impact of soft law on the governance of migration. EU Member States are increasingly making use of soft law in order to respond to the management of migration (be it regular or irregular).

27 February 2019, 16:15 - 17:45

Natolin Neighbourhood Days High-level Lecture: “From ‘social exclusion’ to ‘precarity’: migration, labour and citizenship in a globalised political economy”

Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

  • Prof. Carl-Ulrik SCHIERUP, Professor emeritus at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Philosophical Faculty, Linköping University, Sweden

13 March 2019, 16:15 - 18:00

Natolin Neighbourhood Days Round-table Debate: “Is soft law really the solution to manage migration?”

 Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

  • Dr Mariagiula GIUFFRÉ, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University (UK), Senior Research Associate to the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • Dr Iside GJERGJI, Senior Researcher at Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra