On May 5th, 2022 a webinar on the “Temporary Protection for People Fleeing the War in Ukraine. Challenges Ahead and the Way Forward for a Common EU Response”, was jointly organized by Sergio Carrera, ASILE Project Coordinator, Luc Leboeuf, VULNER Project Coordinator, and Hakan G. Sicakkan, PROTECT Project Coordinator.
Researchers and external collaborators of the three sister H2020 projects discussed the EU responses to people fleeing war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
A first panel examined the current refugee inflows into the EU from Ukraine, how the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) aims to address it, the efficiency of the TPD in safeguarding the fundamental rights on the ground, and other implementation issues that have arisen (or are likely to arise).
A second panel discussed the experiences of some non-EU countries in dealing with temporary protection and large-scale displacement of refugees. Discussions aimed at transferring knowledge on alternative solutions to the current protection challenges.
A third panel explored historical instances of mass displacement into today’s EU territory, how they were addressed, and what lessons can be learned from these past events and the current events for the CEAS future.