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Opening Europe's borders: border controls in a (post-)Schengen world

How did the migrant crisis shake the foundations and principles of the European Union?

Bojana Dujković Blagojević

Migrants in Hungary near the Serbian border (Gémes Sándor/SzomSzed, CC BY-SA 3.0).

Students will consider to what extent the Schengen agreement functions and how much real freedom of movement there is within the EU. They will discuss how the EU is dealing with the migrant crisis and how the crisis has influenced the ‘shaking’ of the EU foundations. They will also consider if the migrant crisis is a problem for the whole EU or only for those countries on the route? They will also look at what is necessary for someone outside Schengen circle to get the Schengen Visa. This work will enable them to form their own evidence-based view on the big question in the title.