The Pact on Migration and Asylum & subsidiarity: is there a European Added Value of the proposed measures?
The panel aims at bringing a new analytical perspective on the Pact on Migration and Asylum, by examining it through the lens of the principle of subsidiarity: this principle requires a comparative federalism exercise, by assessing the European added value of a proposed measure. In other words, a proposed legislation should be able to add what is missing to national administrations‘ efforts. Against this background, the panel covers an in-depth analysis on several proposed measures, such as the screening and amended border procedures, the solidarity dimension of the return sponsorship mechanisms (Marin-Pistoia), and the return procedure (Moraru). Next to it, some overarching questions will be examined in depth: it is the case of the financing by the EU of migration and asylum (Goldner Lang). The legal analysis will be completed by field-work empirical data, with a focus on what is happening on the Canary Islands (Barbero).