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Migration and Home Affairs

Debate on the future of Home Affairs policies: An open and safe Europe – what next?

Policy field(s)

Home Affairs; Immigration; Asylum, Schengen, Borders, Visa, Internal Security, Organised crime & Human Trafficking, Crisis & Terrorism, Police cooperation, External Relations

Target group(s)

All citizens, Member States, non-EU countries, public national, regional and local authorities, inter-Governmental and non-Governmental bodies, organisations, enterprises, civil society and general public are welcome to contribute to this debate.

Period of consultation

From 29 October 2013 to 21 January 2014

Objective of the consultation

The aim of the consultation is to collect opinions with a view to contribute to the Commission Communication on the New Agenda for Home Affairs.

Home Affairs policies have undergone a profound transformation during the last two decades. This has happened as a consequence of the successive changes introduced to the EU Treaties but also due to an increasing need for a more European approach. Over the years, the Union has been able to develop a common legislative framework for our policies and build up its own expertise and know-how to support operational cooperation and joint operations. The EU has also provided financial support and allowed for burden sharing between Member States. These achievements contributed to building a common European culture oriented towards a safer and more open Europe for the benefit of all EU citizens as well as third country nationals.

The Stockholm Programme, which framed Home Affairs policies in the years 2010 to 2014, will soon come to an end. It is therefore time to consider the future challenges and priorities to be addressed by these policies in the coming years.

Contributions received to the open call for contributions to the reflection on future agenda for Home Affairs

Member States' authorities

  1. Belgian NCPI
  2. Generalitat of Catalonia
  3. German Ministry of Interior
  4. German Laender Ministers of the Interior
  5. Estonian Government
  6. Finnish Ministry of Interior
  7. Greek Ministry of Interior
  8. Hungarian Ministry of Interior
  9. Italian NCPI Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
  10. The Netherlands

International organisations, networks, NGOs

  1. Amnesty International
  2. Asociación MUN2
  3. Association Européenne pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme
  4. Christian organisations: Caritas, CCME, COMECE, Eurodiaconia, ICMC, JRS-Europe, QCEA
  5. CoESS Confederation of European Security Services
  6. Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants (UN)
  7. Deutscher Juristinnenbund
  8. ECPAT International
  9. ECRE European Council on Refugees and Exiles
  10. ENAR European Network against Racism
  11. ENNHRI European Network of National Human Rights Institutions
  12. ENoMW European Network of Migrant Women
  13. ENS European Network on Statelessness
  14. EOS European Organisation for Security
  15. Equality Now
  17. European Womens Lobby
  18. Evangalische Kirsche DE
  19. FIACAT Une Europe ouverte et sécurisée
  20. FRA European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  21. GCM - Global Coalition on Migration
  22. Global Detention Project
  23. GMPA Global Migration Policy Associates
  24. Health and Family Association
  25. ICI Immigrant Council of Ireland
  26. International Commission Of Jurists
  27. International Detention Coalition
  28. International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
  29. Irish Refugee Council and Migrant Rights Centre
  30. Joint Submission by Children's rights organisations
  31. La Strada International
  32. Migration Policy Centre
  33. Netherlands Institute for Human Rights
  34. NGO Platform on asylum migration
  35. PICUM Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
  36. Red Cross EU
  37. Republican Modern Party NL
  38. Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration
  39. Save the Children
  40. TDHIF Terre des Hommes International Federation
  41. Transgender Europe
  42. Transparency International
  43. UNHCR
  44. IOM
  45. European Policy Centre : The future of the area of freedom, security and justice
  46. Report from DG Home and Social Platform Hearing on the Future of Migration and Asylum in Europe


  1. Academic 1
  2. Academic 2
  3. Academic 3
  4. Academic 4
  5. Academic 5
  6. Academic 6
  7. Academic 7

Businesses and trade unions

  1. CESI
  2. EuroCOP
  3. Pearle-Live Performance Europe
  4. Indra
  5. Saab

Contact details

Responsible service:

Directorate-General for Home Affairs Unit D1 – Strategic policy, inter-institutional relations and agencies


HOME-ANEWAGENDAatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (HOME-ANEWAGENDA[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Home Affairs
Unit D1 – Strategic policy, inter-institutional relations and agencies
B - 1049 Brussels

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Deadline: from 22/01/2014 to: 22/01/2014