What are the repercussions of migration for the EU and in particular South European states? How has illegal migration unfolded in the broader Mediterranean region during the last decade and why has it reached crisis proportions? How is the huge influx of migrants from war torn areas in the Middle East and Africa being perceived and dealt with by the European Union and its members, particularly those hardest hit—Greece, Italy, and Hungary—as well as their neighbors. What is driving the huge increase, how is Europe coping, how are these unprecedented waves of human migration affecting European security and what can be done to deal with the influx?
Dr. Panayotis J. Tsakonas will provide a detailed picture of how illegal migration unfolds in the broader Mediterranean region over the last decade and explain how forced migration is being perceived, interpreted and handled by the European Union as well as by certain South European states, particularly Italy and Greece.