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CML Rev on Tour in Oslo

On 20 October 2016, a highly successful 2nd CML Rev Annual Conference took place, in Oslo. This was organized in cooperation with the Oslo Centre for European Law. The title was: Crossing Europe’s Borders: New approaches to migration in European law.

The beautiful, historic Gamle festsal, at the Law Faculty of the University of Oslo, was the venue for this CML Rev. conference, outside the EU.

After a welcome word (Finn Arnesen and Alison McDonnell), Session 1 was on Migration and internal market (Chair: Niamh Nic Shuibhne) the day began with an intense presentation by Charlotte O’Brien (University of York) on migration, welfare and citizenship. This was followed by Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen (University of Bergen): migration and access to the internal market, which gave the EEA view. Session  2 (chaired by Leonard Besselink) was on Migration and AFSJ, with presentations by Maarten den Heijer (University of Amsterdam), who spoke on new developments in EU asylum law, and Jorrit Rijpma (University of Leiden), on border management at times of crisis. Session 3 covered Migration and external relations, and was chaired by Marise Cremona. Paula Garcia Andrade (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid) gave a fascinating analysis of  EU external competence in the field of migration. Daniel Thym (University of Konstanz) spoke on the New Partnership Framework with third countries under the European Agenda on Migration. The last presentation was by Steven Blockmans (CEPS, Brussels, and University of Amsterdam), on a New Thrust for the Common Security and Defence Policy from the refugee and migrant crisis. The final session was a broad discussion involving all panelists.

The Editorial Board thanked Christophe Hillion for organizing this stimulating event, bringing together Norwegian and EU academics and practitioners, and attended by over 70 people.

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