Dia Anagnostou, Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP; Assistant Professor,  Panteion University of Social Sciences

George Pagoulatos, Director General, ELIAMEP; Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

Dimitris Parsanoglou, Senior Researcher, Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Author: EmmanuelComte, Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP

Chair: Spyros Blavoukos, Senior Research Fellow, Head, Ariane Condellis Programme, ELIAMEP; Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

As Greece has found itself at the forefront of large migration flows in recent years, addressing the current predicament requires a broader understanding of the European framework regulating migration. This workshop discussed the extension project of the book The History of the European Migration Regime (Routledge, 2018) by Emmanuel Comte, to complete the view on the recent evolution of the European migration regime. This regime is characterised by a high degree of openness within Europe and increasing restrictions towards migrants from outside Europe. The basic argument of the first edition was that the European migration regime is best understood as a case of hegemonic stability, with Germany playing the role of stabilising hegemon. Capitalising on the five chapters of the first edition covering the period from 1947 to 1992, the two additional chapters in the extended book will cover the period since the Treaty of Maastricht. The participants in the workshop discussed on the basis of the additional draft chapters whether the basic argument of the first edition is still valid for the post-Maastricht period. The author briefly presented the two additional chapters covering the period since 1992. Then, the discussants provided feedback and comments on those additional chapters. Finally, a series of questions and answers with the audience took place.