Séminaire
 
Paris, 19 January 2018 – Academy: European mobility
19/01/2018 - 09:00 > 18:00
 
The fourth session of the Notre Europe Academy takes place on the 19th of January, at the European Commission's Representation to France, 288, boulevard Saint-Germain. Participants will have the opportunity to debate on all aspects of mobility in Europe and European politics, starting with migration policy and the refugee crisis, Erasmus and workers mobility.

Freedom of movement of persons is ensured as one of the four freedom guaranteed by European Treaties, synonymous of great opportunities when it comes to exchange programmes between European universities, tourism or the feasiblity to get a job anywhere in Europe. However, it is regularly debated and questioned in the public space, as exemplified by the well-known “Polish plumber”, an allegory to all frauds stemming from the posted workers directive or regular criticisms against the European Union promoting “social tourism”, hence allowing poor European citizens to move and settle in another Member State with the sole aim to benefit from its social system. The refugee crisis has worsened the understanding by citizens of their rights to move freely within the EU, and by State of they rights to secure their borders while ensuring that a fair and dignified reception could be offered to migrants.

This session is therefore dedicated to all aspects of moblity in Europe and will seek to explore all dimensions of the free movement of persons. As such, Enrico Letta will share his experience as former Italian President of the Council of Ministers and how the European Union tried to solve the refugee crisis. Then, Yves Pascouau will provide a comprehensive overview of the refugee crisis, its origins and how the EU and its Member States have managed it. Finally, Sofia Fernandes will discuss the freedom of movements’ developement, from various perspectives (workers’ moblity, youth and students’ mobility).

  • 10:00 – The refugee crisis
    Videoclip by Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute and former President of the Council of Ministers in Italy
  • 10:20 – The “migration crisis”: What were the European responses?
    Seminar by Yves Pascouau, researcher at the University of Nantes – Schengen chair – Alliance Europa; senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute
  • 11:45 – Which migration policie(s) in Europe?
    Seminar by Yves Pascouau, researcher at the University of Nantes – Schengen chair – Alliance Europa; senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute
  • 14:00 – Social Europe and mobility
    Semianr by Sofia Fernandes, senio research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute
  • 16:15 – Joint programme workshop: “Erasmus de la Politique”
  • 17:00 – Workshop: Be Eurocritic
  • 17:45 – Wrap-up session