Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles


The Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (ODYSSEUS)

The academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe Odysseus, was established in 1998, with the financial support program of the European Commission, on the initiative of Philippe De Bruycker, professor and researcher at the Centre of Public Law and the Institute for European Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles. It brings together experts from each of the Member States of the European Union. The network aims to provide expertise on the internal law of the Member States of the European Union and the European, and on the  European Union law in the areas of immigration and asylum. The aim is to provide academics, policy makers, practitioners and NGOs, with a quality legal training from a European perspective. The results of the work is addressed to European institutions in order to contribute to legislative work they must perform on the basis of the new provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam. The working languages ​​are French and English.