EMN Austria National Conference „Opportunities and Challenges in the Management of EU’s External Borders“

Veranstalter: EMN Österreich

26. September 2023, Wien

The management of EU’s external borders and the Schengen system have been high on the political agenda in EU Member States and at the EU level for several years. In line with Article 3(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the EU aims to establish common standards for controls at its external borders, and to gradually put in place an integrated system for managing them. Border management has also been addressed in different policy documents, strategies, and proposals by the European Commission aiming to respond to challenges which have emerged.

This year’s EMN Austria National Conference provides room for discussion on the effective and humanitarian protection of EU’s external borders, shortcomings of the Schengen system, sustainable solutions for maritime borders (Search & Rescue) and preventing “instrumentalization of migration“. Distinguished speakers from various backgrounds will share their expertise with the aim to present the status quo as well as recent policy and legal developments of EU’s external borders. Selected policy makers, practitioners and experts will discuss the management of EU’s external borders from a practical perspective and foster a discussion on cooperation and capacity building in third countries in the areas of migration management, return and readmissions.

The conference will be held as an in-person event and the participation is on invitation only. If you have not received an invitation but are interested in participating, please reach out to us at emnaustria@iom.int