Udfordringer for EU’s flygtningesamarbejde

Michael Højgaard Bang

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study asks why it is so difficult for the EU countries to agree on common solutions on the area of refugee and asylum. For some reason the integration has not happened at the same pace as in other areas. The refugee crisis in 2015 has challenged parts of the EU cooperation - for example the Dublin Regulation and the Schengen cooperation. With the perspective of liberal intergovernmentalism I analyse how national sovereignty and the EU institutions can help to understand this. Additionally Benedict Anderson's concept of "imagined communities" is drawn in to understand how identity and the nation state can affect EU cooperation. Eurostat and the Eurobarometer show that a majority of Europeans actually support joint solutions, but still the Member States mainly think about national interest and weighs autonomy high. However, changes in the power relations between the EU institutions have contributed to a more refugee friendly and binding cooperation the last 10 years.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2015
VejledereGorm Rye Olsen


  • EU
  • flygtninge
  • Forestillede Fællesskaber
  • Liberal Intergovermentalisme
  • Refugees