On Thursday 15 April 2021, starting at 2:30 P.M., on the “Microsoft Teams” platform, the Lecture of the Jean Monnet EUWEB Module, dedicated to “Crimmigration” and Migrants’ Rights took place. The lecture started with an introduction by Prof. Teresa Russo and Prof. Anna Oriolo (International and EU Law Trends in the Criminalization of Irregular Migration). Later, a first Panel entitled “Crimmigration and National Law”, hosted the relations by Prof. Luigi Foffani (“Crimmigration”: Immigration and Criminal Law in the Italian Experience), Prof. Antonino Sessa (Criminalizing of Illegal Migration and Symbolic Criminal Policies: Criminal Law and the Business of Fear) and Simona Libera Scocozza (Crime of Clandestinity: Introduction, Evolution and Practical Developments). The second panel, entitled “Crimmigration, Human Rights and EU Policies”, showcased the relations by Prof. Maja Savic-Bojanic (Migrations and Human Trafficking: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina), Prof. Marco Borraccetti (Leaving Protection Seekers Outside: The Border Procedure in the EU Legal Order) and Prof. Alessandro Tomaselli (Some Food for Thought on Migrants’ Rights and EU Policies). Conclusively, the final debate ended the lecture.

On Thursday 8 April 2021, starting at 2:30 P.M, on the “Microsoft Teams” platform, another Training Course of the Jean Monnet Module EUWEB dedicated to “EU Strategies Against Illegal Immigration: Refoulement, Expulsion and Readmission of Irregular Foreigners” took place. The lecture was opened by the introduction of Prof. Teresa Russo, EUWEB Leader, and Profs Anna Oriolo and Gaspare Dalia, EUWEB Key Teachers (Looking for an EU “Sustainable Approach” in the Fight Against Irregular Migration) followed by the speeches of Prof. Fabio Spitaleri (Pushbacks, “Dublin transfers”, Readmissions and Returns in EU Law),  Prof. Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska (EU Readmission Agreements with the Western Balkan Countries: More Than Meets the Eye), and Caterina Bove (Migrants’ Readmissions to the Eastern Italian Border and Their Compatibility with Internal and EU Law). Later, Zoran Drangovski (Illegal Migration in the Western Balkans: An Endless Fairy Tale?) and Daniele Bombardi (Stories of Migration and Pushbacks at the EU Gateway) intervened as representatives of non-governmental organizations.  The final debate closed the lecture.

For their excellent contribution within our lecture concerning “EU Strategies Against Illegal Immigration: Refoulement, Expulsion and Readmission of Irregular Foreigners area”, we feel thankful towards our speakers.