WEBINAR: Increased Migration through the Eastern European Route – new dilemmas for the EU

Tue 7 Dec 2021
Time: 14:00 Location: Live streaming Language: English Available seats: 35

On the border between Poland and Belarus we now see a new phenomenon: the use of migrants as a political tool in a state's foreign policy.

Due to increasing infection rates of Covid-19 and new restrictions in Norway, we have chosen to change this seminar into an online event. This means that you will not be able to attend the event in person at NUPI's premises, but we are hoping that you will join us online!


Increased migration pressure on Poland-Belarus border demonstrates an opening of new migration route to Europe and an emergence of a new phenomenon in international politics – using migrants as a political tool in a state’s foreign policy.

European decision makers warn about the “weaponisation” of migration in a new hybrid warfare, while questions arise about the situation in host countries in the Middle East as well as compliance of policies with norms of international law. This seminar will serve as a platform for exchange of opinions on recent developments and discussion for the most optimal management of migration under changing circumstances.

The seminar is organised within the framework of the project Migration and Development: Sharing knowledge between Poland and Norway (MiDeShare). The project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants.