The Externalisation of European Migration Control - How can Human Security of Asylum Seekers be Achieved?

Anna-Katharina Scheffler

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The current refugee crises and how it is being dealt with, particularly in the European Union, thus, shows a necessity to be reminded of certain directives and policies when dealing with people in search for international help. A fast and effective answer is needed in this context, to prevent the dying at the threshold of the EU. The underlying research is putting its focus on external European migration policies and how those are connected to security – the security of the European Union and the human security of asylum seekers and migrants trying to reach its territory. Therefore different policies and treaties of the European Union as well as UNHCR and IOM are analysed and the most important measures discussed and connected to human security approaches. In the process of the thesis, resettlement programmes emerge as realistic approach to enhance the human security of asylum seekers on their way into the European Union. Those are existent already but take a very small place in the European context. To increase quotas of resettlements significantly, can have a positive impact on the human security of asylum seekers and migrants.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato4 aug. 2015


  • Asylum Seekers
  • Migration Control
  • Resettlement Programmes
  • Externalisation