Europe's Response to the Challenge of Migration and Security

Hosted by the European Institute and the Dahrendorf Forum, a project of LSE IDEAS

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Dimitris Avramopoulos


Professor Kevin Featherstone

Dimitris Avramopoulos will explore how Europe has reacted to the challenges brought about by migration in a globalised Europe.

In 2015, Europe was confronted with an unprecedented migration and refugee crisis as well as rising security threats in the aftermath of several terrorist attacks. How did the European Union respond, politically but also operationally? What has changed since then? And is Europe today better prepared for the future? European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos will share his experiences and insights from one of the hottest political seats in the EU’s policy and decision-making over the last three years, as well as his expectations for the future in this field.

Dimitris Avramopoulos (@Avramopoulos) is European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.

Before becoming European Commissioner, Mr Avramopoulos was Minister of National Defence of Greece (two terms), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Tourism Development, Minister of Health and Social Solidarity and Mayor of Athens (two terms).

Kevin Featherstone is Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

The Dahrendorf Forum (@DahrendorfForum) is a joint initiative between the LSE and the Hertie School of Governance, funded by Mercator Stiftung. 

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it. 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMigration

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