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Undocumented migrants and the Stockholm Programme
Undocumented migrants and the Stockholm Programme

Ensuring access to rights?

Author(s): Elspeth Guild, Sergio Carrera
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Civil Society, Labor relations, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Undocumented migrants; Stockholm programme; EU; Access to rights;
Summary/Abstract: The phenomenon of irregular immigration in the EU constitutes a domain where the results emerging from social science research and the priorities driving current policy-making processes rarely coincide. The vulnerability of third-country nationals (TCNs) lacking a regular status of entry or stay (or both) (i.e. undocumented migrants) and the negative impact of certain irregular immigration policies on the access of undocumented TCNs to basic socio-economic (fundamental) rights have been repeatedly pointed out by academics and civil society organisations across Europe during the last few years. The Justice and Home Affairs Section ofthe Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) published a report entitled Undocumented Immigrants and Rights in the EU: Addressing the Gap between Social Science Research and Policy-making in the Stockholm Programme in December 2009, underlining ‘the policy gap’ between EU policies on irregular immigration and social science research funded by different directorates-general of the European Commission.

  • Page Range: 1-9
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English