About the conference

How do third-country nationals access the territory of European Union and Schengen states? Which rules apply to them, how are these rules and related policies designed, by whom, and how are they applied across different operational contexts? To what extent does the governance of entry in the European Union comply with the political commitments to safe and legal pathways for international protection and for migration outlined in the United Nations Global Compacts for Migrants and for Refugees?

The workshop examines these questions and presents the results of research undertaken by Work Package 1 on “Entry Governance” of the Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (ADMIGOV) project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Presentations will examine how access is framed through the law and political economy of entry governance.

They will also discuss how access effectively takes place, looking at operational case studies conducted at the air (Belgium), land (Poland) and sea (Greece) external borders of the European Union.


Read the full programme of the event here.

Practical information

Date: March 9th, 2020

Time: 1 p.m. – 4.45p.m.

Place: Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 39, 1050 Brussels, Spaak Room

The Institute is easily accessible by public transportation using either STIB-MIVB bus lines 71 (stop ULB) or 95 (stop Cimetière d’Ixelles and a 15-minute walk to the Institute), or tram lines 8 and 25 (stop ULB), 7 (stop Cambre Etoile) or 93 (stop Legrand).


Participants are kindly asked to register by Tuesday 3 March midnight at the latest.

European Union flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822625.