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Second MOSE Young Researcher Workshop and Roundtable on The External Dimension of JHA

On Friday 14 June 2019, the second young researchers workshop was held within the framework of the Jean Monnet Chair on Mobility and Security in Europe. It was followed by an expert round table organized in cooperation with the Centre for the Law on EU External Relations (CLEER) of the Asser Institute.

During the workshop four researchers presented their paper on the external dimension of JHA governance. Topics included the EU-Turkey Statement, the EU Trust Fund for Africa and the posting of liaison officers.

The round table focused on the informalisation of the external dimension of Justice and Home Affairs cooperation. The first session looked specifically at initiatives in the field of asylum and migration. Prof. Juan Santos Vara (University of Salamanca) spoke on the Informalisation of Migration Policy from an Institutional Perspective. Prof. Andrea Ott (University of Maastricht) and Dr. Mauro Gatti (University of Applied Science, the Hague) then discussed the legal nature of the EU-Turkey Statement and its compatibility with EU Institutional Law. PhD candidate Renske Vos (Free University, Amsterdam) concluded this panel by focusing on EU-Libya cooperation within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

The second session looked at international cooperation in the field of the fight against organized crime and terrorism. Prof. Elaine Fahey (City Law School, University of London) started the discussion by looking at issues of competence. She was followed by Prof. Christina Eckes (University of Amsterdam) who presented the new generation of horizontal sanctions regimes, including for terrorism and cyber-attacks. Dr. Florin Coman Kund (Erasmus University) concluded with a discussion of the role of JHA agencies, in particular Europol’s international cooperation.

The event was attended also by a number of students from the Master in European law, policy makers, as well as scholars from a non-legal background. The organizers would like to thank speakers, discussants and all who contributed to the lively discussion for their participation.

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