One of the most polarizing topics in EU affairs today is the treatment asylum seekers get in the European Union. In the latest episode of Making Sense of EU we try to understand better the unequal treatment asylum seekers get in the framework of the Dublin system as well as the ongoing process to reform it amid tragic events in the Mediterranean.

We also discuss the specifics surrounding the temporary protection Ukrainians have received since the beginning of the Russian invasion over a year ago.  

Our Guest Speaker

To shed light on these complex issues, we welcome Professor Philippe De Bruycker, a renowned lawyer specializing in European Immigration and Asylum Law, Free movement of European citizens, and comparative aliens law. Professor De Bruycker teaches and conducts research in these fields at our Institute and is the founder and coordinator of the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe.

The episode

To listen to this episode of our podcast and the full series on (In)equality and the European Union, please see below. You will also find a series produced by our students “Talking with EU: The Student’s POV”. 

Next season of Making Sense of EU

“Making Sense of EU” is a podcast that aims to shed light on the pressing issues of EU affairs through scientific research. Produced by the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles, this series on Inequality and the European Union is a product of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUqualis, coordinated at the IEE by Professor Amandine Crespy with Prof. Chloé Brière. This series has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

With this episode, we close the first season of Making sense of EU.

 We will be back in September, with a new series on the challenges liberal democracy faces in the European Union and will continue to try and make sense of the EU together. It will be part of the communication efforts of the Horizon Europe research project ‘Respond to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments and Norms of European Liberal democracy’ (RED-SPINEL), coordinated at the IEE by Professor Ramona Coman. 

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