The External Dimension of the EU's Migration Policy - In What Respect Nationality Continues to Matter

Katharina Eisele, Law Faculty, Maastricht University

The PhD project analyses the legal status of non-EU nationals in international agreements with third countries. Gradually migration issues have been incorporated into the EU’s external relations; the research unfolds this process by comparing the rights granted to migrants on the basis of EU association and cooperation agreements. Based on this comparative analysis the research evaluates whether and how these migrants’ rights, which vary significantly, reflect considerations that link migration and development in a beneficial way from a legal perspective.

About the speaker
Katharina Eisele is a PhD Candidate at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. She studied comparative and European law at the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Groningen (Hanse Law School). After studying for one year in Aix-en-Provence, France, Katharina graduated from Maastricht University in 2009 with an LL.M. Katharina’s PhD project examines the management and regulation of migration in selected association and partnership agreements between the EU and non-EU countries under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hildegard Schneider. The research forms part of the interdisciplinary project “Migration and Development: A World in Motion”, which is implemented with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IS Academie) and coordinated by the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Katharina’s main research interests include EU migration law and policy, the free movement of persons and the external relations of the EU.

Venue: Conference Room, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, Keizer Karelplein 19, Maastricht

Date: 21 September 2011

Time: 13:00 - 14:00  CEST