Summer School 2017

People on the Move in an Evolving Europe.

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Monday, 21 August to Friday, 25 August 2017
University of Fribourg

An Epilog

The freedom of movement and residence for persons is one of the cornerstones of the European Union. Therefore the regulation of the mobility of economically active citizens of EU Member States and their family members  has been one of the core activities of the EU policy- and law-makers which has led to the introduction of EU citizenship with the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. However, freedom of movement is not an uncontested principle – as recent events have clearly shown. Added to this is a growing concern regarding migratory movements of Third Country Nationals to Member States of the European Union: either as labor migrants, in the form of family reunification, or as applicants for international protection. The EU and its Member States currently face the challenge of having to find a way forward within the legal and political frameworks existing in Europe. This year’s summer school aims at adressing this challenge from different perspectives.


Asylum and Migration Policy in Japan – an Introduction
Yukari Ando (Osaka University)

Brexit and Its Implications for Free Movement within the EU
Catherine Barnard (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)

Pushing the Frontiers Outwards? The EU’s Relationships with Partner Countries
Paul James Cardwell (Strathclyde University, United Kingdom)

Language and Integration Tests: The Change from Inclusion to Exclusion and the Role of the EU
Kees Groenendijk (Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, The Netherlands)

The Future of the Connection between EU Citizenship and the Nationality of the Member States
René de Groot (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

EU Asylum Law and Switzerland’s Participation
Constantin Hruschka (Swiss Refugee Council)

Game over – the EU Returns Directive and Its Pitfalls
Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf (nccr – on the move, University of Fribourg)

Mobility and Non-Discrimination in the EU
Dagmar Schiek (Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom)

Continuity and Change in the EU Law on Mobility and Migration
Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)