Topics of the YES! 2016

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Reforming Asylum and Migration Governance

Both on a national and an international level, it prevails large disagreement how to deal with thousands of refugees who search asylum in the European Union. Many governments try to find single-handed solutions to “protect” themselves against the influx of refugees.


A common approach to deal with the “refugee crises” seems appropriate, especially with regard to the free movement of labor in the European Union and the freedom of movement of persons within the Schengen area. But currently no such solutions are in sight.


How could a sustainable strategy to distribute refugees among EU states look like? How to organize a permanent accomodation of refugees in transit countries? How can the EU agree on a common approach, in which the interests of the nation states, as well as the EU and especially the refugees are safeguarded? How to coordinate with neighbouring countries which are not part of the EU, in order to alleviate the pressure on the EU countries?



A selection of literature has been compiled by our team of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in the following list. You can use EconBiz to research further information and literature.

Max-Planck-Schule Kiel

The project group of the Max-Planck-Schule Kiel is working on the topic “Reforming Asylum and Migration Policy”. The project group is supported by an expert team of the YES! 2016.

The topic “Reforming Asylum and Migration Governance” stems from the Global Economic Symposium (GES), which is organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in cooperation with the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

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