Jean Monnet Network on MIGRATION AND ASYLUM POLICIES SYSTEMS (MAPS) is born within the context of the past experiences of Jean Monnet activities carried out in University of Naples “L’Orientale”. European universities have joined this project, including: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; University of A Coruña; University Jean Moulin Lyon 3; University of Malta; Universität Innsbruck; Queen Mary University London; University Goce Delchev; University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST); Stiftung Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).
MAPS aim to create an international platform of know-how on legal tools and best practices for stakeholders and in order to provide a coherent framework for risk assessment and sustainable management of different implementation on migration and asylum policies in EU member States.
This project is committed to promote both new content and new research and debating activities at international as well as national level in the field of the European integration studies. In particular, a comparative research will investigate differences in the asylum and migration laws and policies of Member States including their implementation under stress as a consequence of the ongoing crises in Syria, Iraq, Central and East Africa.
Starting from EU proposal of May 4, 2016 to amend the asylum system, Dublin IV, MAPS aims at highlighting key changes relating to general principles and safeguards of asylum system and the Corrective Allocation Mechanism (CAM) as regards as clearly differentiate between deficiencies in the legal design of the system and in its implementation, analysing weaknesses and the compliance with international law obligations to protect asylum claimants, refugees and migrants in general.
MAPS purpose is to become a reference points in the European Union on migration/asylum issues areas and will take the role of multipliers and disseminate knowledge at national as international level through collecting and capitalizing information as well as provide analysis and perspectives on best practices.
At present, there is a lack of coordination between the academic institutions, the policy-makers and the civil society organizations specialized in migration and asylum seekers at national as international level, and different implementation systems of reception, asylum and inclusion policies in EU member States imply the restrain of migrants’ integration process.