The EU constitutes an area of freedom, security and justice. The development of common European policies on international protection, visas and migration policies for non-EU citizens and the management of external borders are necessary components of it. In addition, the border-free Schengen Area guarantees free movement to more than 400 million EU citizens, along with non-EU nationals living in the EU or visiting the EU as tourists, exchange students or for business purposes (anyone legally present in the EU). Free movement of persons enables every EU citizen to travel, work and live in an EU country without special formalities. Schengen underpins this freedom by enabling citizens to move around the Schengen Area without being subject to border checks.
All these policy areas have developed considerably since the Treaty of Lisbon signed in 2007. As European integration is still ongoing in the policy area affecting migration, the division of competences between the EU and its Member States remains complex and is constantly shifting.
The course will provide an overview about the European Union and Member States’ competences in the field of migration and asylum of non-EU nationals. It will cover both short and long-term regular migration, as well as international protection and irregular immigration. For each of these areas, the course will consider the state of internal EU integration and the division of competences between the EU and its Member States. It will furthermore examine the relevant external activities of the EU and its Member States in the field.
This toolkit can be completed at your own pace
This toolkit blends theoretical knowledge on the European Union and Member States’ competences in the field of migration and asylum of non-EU nationals
The contents are also available in an easy to download version
In 2016, the EU, participating Member States and the Government of India agreed to establish a Common Agenda for Migration and Mobility (CAMM) to strengthen dialogue and cooperation in the area of migration. This CAMM framework includes four priority areas:
It is in this framework that this toolkit was developed and it is now offered. The target audience is Indian officials, policy makers, influencers, researchers and others, who work in the area of migration and mobility.
The toolkit is composed of 5 modules, covering the following themes:
After completing the different modules of the toolkit, you will be able to:
The toolkit has been designed with a modular approach in order to offer a flexible and comprehensive tool for users and participants interested in learning more on the European Union and Member States’ competences in the field of migration and asylum of non-EU nationals
The " Training toolkit on the European Union and Member States’ competences in the field of migration and asylum of non-EU nationals" is composed of 5 modules.
This free toolkit is available on eCampus, the ITCILO's online learning platform. Upon completion of the toolkit, a certificate of completion will be automatically delivered.