Break-Out Dinner Sessions

19:00 - 20:45

BREAK-OUT DINNER SESSIONS

KEEPING EUROPE BORDERLESS: NEXT-GEN SCHENGEN?

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UPON SEPARATE INVITATION ONLY, OFF THE RECORD

Migration crisis caught the EU by surprise and influenced national as well as European politics to the extent few may have predicted. Europe even started to seriously question its values-based project of unity resulting in a temporary reintroduction of border controls in number of countries. Measures against the unprecedented migratory flows pose, however, also threat to the functioning of the internal market – the main pillar on which the union stands. Finding an answer to the current situation is therefore of utmost importance. But can the Member States agree on a sustainable model to cope with the future migratory flows to Europe? Can the strengthened role of Frontex ensure that the Schengen area of free movement and security is a sustainable project? And what will be the impact of the migration compacts?