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NGOs´ Position & Role in the Dublin II Discussion: A case study on the involvement of the advocacy networks ECRE and Pro Asyl in the European Asylum Policy

Neetzke, Anna-Katinka LU (2013) SIMV07 20131
Department of Political Science
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract (Swedish)
The situation for asylum seekers in the EU varies greatly depending on the country responsible for the individual asylum claim. Even though the EU Commission is working to harmonize the different member states asylum policy, great disparities still exist. Many NGOs have been criticizing the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), defining the Dublin Regulation as the responsible instrument for the malfunctioning of a common system. In 2008 and 2012, the EU Commission published two recast proposals, with the intention to modify Dublin II. Various NGOs have been commenting on the proposed amendments as insufficient. This case study is investigating two of the concrete comments published by ECRE (2009) and the Pro Asyl network (2013). The main... (More)
The situation for asylum seekers in the EU varies greatly depending on the country responsible for the individual asylum claim. Even though the EU Commission is working to harmonize the different member states asylum policy, great disparities still exist. Many NGOs have been criticizing the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), defining the Dublin Regulation as the responsible instrument for the malfunctioning of a common system. In 2008 and 2012, the EU Commission published two recast proposals, with the intention to modify Dublin II. Various NGOs have been commenting on the proposed amendments as insufficient. This case study is investigating two of the concrete comments published by ECRE (2009) and the Pro Asyl network (2013). The main question of the study is to explore the involvement of NGOs in EU asylum policy and their stand on the current Dublin system. The two sub-questions focus on the concrete critique raised and the different channels used by the NGO community. The Social Movement Theory provides the study with different tools in order to analyze the chosen documents and to gain a better understanding of NGOs´ involvement in policy making. I conclude that NGOs working with asylum right issues are an important player when it comes to CEAS and to account governmental decisions. Through the description of different claims and suggestions, NGOs influence not only policy debates, but provide the civil society with alternative perspectives and frameworks. (Less)
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author
Neetzke, Anna-Katinka LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV07 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
EU, asylum policy, Dublin II, NGO involvement, solidarity
language
English
id
4001114
date added to LUP
2013-09-03 08:17:53
date last changed
2014-06-10 13:28:15
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  abstract     = {The situation for asylum seekers in the EU varies greatly depending on the country responsible for the individual asylum claim. Even though the EU Commission is working to harmonize the different member states asylum policy, great disparities still exist. Many NGOs have been criticizing the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), defining the Dublin Regulation as the responsible instrument for the malfunctioning of a common system. In 2008 and 2012, the EU Commission published two recast proposals, with the intention to modify Dublin II. Various NGOs have been commenting on the proposed amendments as insufficient. This case study is investigating two of the concrete comments published by ECRE (2009) and the Pro Asyl network (2013). The main question of the study is to explore the involvement of NGOs in EU asylum policy and their stand on the current Dublin system. The two sub-questions focus on the concrete critique raised and the different channels used by the NGO community. The Social Movement Theory provides the study with different tools in order to analyze the chosen documents and to gain a better understanding of NGOs´ involvement in policy making. I conclude that NGOs working with asylum right issues are an important player when it comes to CEAS and to account governmental decisions. Through the description of different claims and suggestions, NGOs influence not only policy debates, but provide the civil society with alternative perspectives and frameworks.},
  author       = {Neetzke, Anna-Katinka},
  keyword      = {EU,asylum policy,Dublin II,NGO involvement,solidarity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {NGOs´ Position & Role in the Dublin II Discussion: A case study on the involvement of the advocacy networks ECRE and Pro Asyl in the European Asylum Policy},
  year         = {2013},
}