The Europeanisation of Italian Asylum and Migration Policy

Paulina Gos, Katrin Haas, Nicola Tadini & Emil Birk

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The present project analyses the development of Italian asylum and migration policies and how these have been influenced by the development of the European Union’s efforts to define and shape a convergent and homogeneous policy between the member states. The analysis takes point of departure in the signing of the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997, when the area of asylum and migration came under 1 st pillar of the Treaty of the European Union and hence under common decision competencies, up until 2009. The project examines how Italian policies in this area have been affected by the increasing cooperation at the EU level by applying the theory of Europeanisation as a theoretical framework, by doing so the profoundness of the Europeanisation is evaluated. The project takes a top-down approach to Europeanisation since the analysis solely evaluates how adaptational pressure from the EU has influenced Italian asylum and migration policies. Furthermore, the project examines how domestic factors influence this process and how they may change policy outcome at domestic level. On the empirical level the project touches upon Italy’s, a) domestic asylum processes and treatment of asylum seekers, b) the general provisions and legislation regarding regulations of non-EU citizens residing in Italy c) and Italy’s externalisation of migration control through its contested cooperation with Libya.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato22 maj 2010
VejledereSevasti Chatzopoluou


  • EU
  • europeanisation
  • immigration
  • migration
  • asylum
  • italy