The European Migration, Border and Security Roundtable 2018

Wednesday 20th June 2018, Brussels


Registration and Morning Coffee


Morning Session 1 – Irregular Migration

  • Introduction and opening of roundtable
  • European Parliament viewpoint
  • European Commission viewpoint
  • Latest developments in relation to managing the refugee crisis
  • Implementing the common visa policy in relation new challenges
  • Progressing the visa information systems and utilising interoperability effectively
  • Updates regarding the EU action plan against migrant smuggling
  • Updates from work in third countries to prevent migrant smuggling
  • Best practice for delivering operational cooperation


Coffee Break


Morning Session 2 – Border Management

  • Ensuring security for citizens and travellers through border management
  • cooperation
  • Delivering a integrated border management strategy
  • EUROSUR: Improving situational awareness and increasing reaction capability
  • How to maintain high levels of security through additional IT and biometrics
  • Preserving fundamental rights to privacy and protection of personal data
  • Towards a reform of the CEAS – the Eurodac proposal




Afternoon Session 3 – Border Security

  • Understanding and tackling terrorism, organised crime and cyber crime as
  • interlinked areas with strong cross-border dimension
  • Importance of closing down the space in which terrorists and criminals operate
  • Strengthening tools that the EU provides to national law enforcement authorities
  • How to mobilise EU instruments to support training, funding, research and innovation
  • Maintaining an ideal balance between freedom of movement and maintaining security


Recommendations and Conclusion


End of Roundtable