Europe’s migration crisis: solutions from a V4 perspective

Belgium, Brussels, 1000, Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9
Tuesday, September 22 2015 / 14:00

With an unprecedented number of migrants trying to enter the European Union in 2015, the control of the Schengen borders has become a drastically increasing burden. With the current migrant crisis unfolding on the EU’s doorsteps and insufficient support for the Commission’s proposal of equal burden-sharing among member states, short-term solutions are necessary before the right EU long-term comprehensive strategy is agreed upon. Apart from social issues, such as unemployment or social integration, mass migration also raises some major security questions. The free borders of the Schengen area are a luring opportunity for terrorists to pursue their objectives. Therefore, the responsibility of border and transit countries – such as the Visegrád Four – has increased even more. It has become clear that joint action is indispensable not only at European but also at the regional level. To attend the event, please register here. Please note that registration is open until 20 September 2015.