Policy Brief: The missing piece in EU migration management is civil protection
There is more than one solution to complex problems. While the EU struggles to solve the debate on asylum responsibility-sharing, Marie Walter-Franke proposes that rescEU, the European civil protection reserve, could become a complementary tool to face migration-related emergencies. Civil protection is a policy on the rise by which the EU provides tangible solidarity in crisis situations. After weighing the potential and limitations of using rescEU in the context of migration, Marie outlines three scenarios: (1) what can be done under the status quo; (2) how activation procedures could be streamlined; and (3) establishing a rescEU agency.
Marie Walter-Franke is Charlemagne Prize Fellow 2019/2020 and current Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre in Berlin. This Policy Brief has been published by the Jacques Delors Centre.