Webinar on The Coronavirus and Border Restrictions in the EU: Schengen and the Right to Asylum at Risk?

12 May 2020
Via Zoom

International traffic restrictions and internal border controls have been one of the most visible policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across the EU. This Webinar will address their impacts on Schengen rules and the right to seek asylum.

It will explore if the pandemic offers new evidence confirming the need to reform the Common European Asylum System by better ensuring ‘equal solidarity’ and human rights protections at EU external borders, and therefore maximizing the Union’s role in the implementation of the UN Global Compact on Refugees.

The Webinar falls within the scope of the ASILE H2020 project (Global Asylum Governance and European Union’s Role), coordinated by CEPS.

You can watch again this Webinar in YouTube


Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of JHA Unit, CEPS

Keynote Speaker

Ylva Johansson

Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission


Tineke Strik

MEP, European Parliament (TBC)

Marta Hirsch-Ziembinska

Head of Unit, European Ombudsman

Michael O’Flaherty

Director, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA (TBC)

Event details

Date: 12.05.2020, Tuesday

Time: 13:00 – 14:00