Contemporary threats and push-factors have blurred the once clear-cut difference between asylum-seekers, in search for temporary protection, and migrants, in search for a life-long better future. Temporary status associated with legal regimes of international protection is no longer fit for irregular flows in a globalized world because behind each asylum-seeker there is a potential citizen of the country that protects him. Under the migratory pressure of recent years Europe has reached a crossroad where a new question must be answered once and for all before resuming the journey: should the EU integrate the “others” within its social fabric or isolate itself from them? The concept of regional disembarkation platforms, currently being explored by the EU Institutions, suggests that isolationism will be the likely answer of European policies for the coming years.

Externalizing Migration Management: the EU Proposal for the Establishment of Regional Disembarkation Platforms

P. Bargiacchi
2019

Abstract

Contemporary threats and push-factors have blurred the once clear-cut difference between asylum-seekers, in search for temporary protection, and migrants, in search for a life-long better future. Temporary status associated with legal regimes of international protection is no longer fit for irregular flows in a globalized world because behind each asylum-seeker there is a potential citizen of the country that protects him. Under the migratory pressure of recent years Europe has reached a crossroad where a new question must be answered once and for all before resuming the journey: should the EU integrate the “others” within its social fabric or isolate itself from them? The concept of regional disembarkation platforms, currently being explored by the EU Institutions, suggests that isolationism will be the likely answer of European policies for the coming years.
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