The evolution of the international protection of refugees – The common European asylum system (CEAS)
1st lecture of the Educational Seminar “European Asylum and Refugee Law: European Developments & Comparative Dimension”
The opening lecture of the second round of educational seminars titled “European asylum and refugee law: European developments and comparative dimension” organized by the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens took place on Monday 29 January 2018 in Athens, in cooperation with the Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International Law and Protection Human Rights, and the European Public Law Organization (EPLO). The subject of the lecture was “The evolution of international protection of refugees- Common European Asylum System (CEAS)”.
Participants of the seminar are lawyers, executives of the Public Administration dealing with immigration, refugees, border management and asylum issues, executives of the Hellenic Police Force, the Coast Guard, the Armed Forces, representatives of regional authorities, researchers from different Universities, as well as representatives of NGOs and the civil society. Participants were selected on the basis of a combination of relevant studies, practical experience and social criteria.
The seminar takes place within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “European Governance of Migration: The External Dimensions (EGMED)” (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Commission and the University of Athens. The Scientific Coordinator of the project is Professor Yannis Valinakis, President of the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at the University of Athens.