The discussion on the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration is high on the agenda of the EU Commission. However, the interests and positions of the individual member states are so far apart that a quick agreement and a conflict-free implementation cannot be expected. The most obvious conflict is between the member states’ demand for solidarity-based mutual support, which corresponds to the EU’s self-image, and the more or less clear rejection of any migration. This contradiction challenges the core values of the EU and thus may exacerbate the current EU crisis.
In this context, the participating associations from DE, HR, HU, IT, PL and PT participated in a joint transnational cooperation in order to promote respect for the EU’s fundamental human rights values in the context of the debate on the migration pact. The main objective of the project is to intervene in the public debate with well-founded and verifiable arguments and to promote the participation of citizens in these debates in order to provide civil society with an understandable basis for active participation in the public discussion process.
Patto in Chiaro
Borderline Sicilia, through the EUPAM (EU Pact Asylum and Migration) project, funded by the EU agency EACEA, is pleased to announce the publication of a podcast series entitled “Patto in Chiaro” [Pact in Clear], designed to explain and analyse the critical aspects of the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration, proposed by the European Commission and currently under discussion in the European Parliament.
Starting from Wednesday 17 November 2021, we will publish weekly episodes of the series, in which, together with our guests, we will discuss the different elements of the pact.