Migration and Asylum Policies in Countries on Schengen Periphery and the Balkans

The main objective was to propose and promote effective solutions in the process of defining activities relating to migration policy in the countries on the so-called “Schengen border” and in the Balkans. It focused on analysing different “national” and “European” models of migration policy with the aim of detecting similarities, differences, effective and ineffective practices and strategies connected with migratory movements.
Relating to migration policies and immigration control the following key issues were addressed:
1. the legal and political conditions relating to migration and the asylum procedure;
2. the role of the nation state in non-documented migrations and return-focused activities;
3. the creation of “regional solutions” for migrants and asylum seekers seeking entry to the EU states through Central and South-Eastern Europe;
4. the role of local and international NGOs as promoters of civil society values, pluralism and human rights norms;
5. the question of current developments in the field of migration and asylum policies in EU accession countries (the so-called “Schengen border”).
Project leader: Simona Zavratnik Zimic

Project execution

AgendaLocation: Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union


Foundation GEA200 European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), London


OSI New York (East-East program) ECRE, London