The meeting of the EESC's Section for External Relations is dedicated to Migration, with a conference being organised in the context of its work on the Commission's Communication Responding to state-sponsored instrumentalisation of migrants at the EU external border (JOIN (2021) 32 final). The Communication responds to the situation that arose in 2021 on the border between Belarus and the EU, but the opinion will also consider the war in Ukraine and its consequences.
This conference, titled Towards a Europeanisation of migration policy? Lessons to be drawn from instrumentalisation of migrants and the war in Ukraine, aims to discuss these issues and the possible solutions we can develop at European level. The event includes an opening session and the following panels: one on the The migration question and how it now affects all EU borders and another on The geopolitical impact of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Policies.
The meeting will be chaired by the REX section President Mr. Dimitris Dimitriadis and opened by Ms. Christa Schweng, President of the EESC.