It was in 2015 when Europe experienced the biggest migrant and refugee influx since WWII. It was only logical for tension to form between the EU member states. How could the European countries handle all that irregular immigration coming for the outside of the bloc? The problems started then and for a long time, the European policy on migration was not clear. But luckily today, during 2018 we can see that this has changed a lot.
The Refugee Policy in Europe is now crystal clear and rather easy to understand. The EU Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is a set of EU laws, completed in 2005. They are intended to ensure that all EU member states protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
Countries like Greece, Germany, Italy, and Spain, countries with major influx rates, have been major stakeholders in the decision of applying that policy for the migrant influx. The idea is to make sure that the people entering the European borders are going to be safe and sound here, find a new home and start their lives from the beginning.
Organization all around Europe like the Open Society Foundation are also working hard to make sure that this policy is followed to the letter and maintained properly. They seek the support of those working in order to protect all the legal rights for the migrants and help them have an easier process of integration. The important thing is to make sure that the policies followed are realistic and not some ideas that will not be completed in the end.
Improvements have already been made. It is now a lot easier for refugees and migrants all around Europe to become a part of the local societies. Yes, things are still a bit difficult. People are not yet ready to fully accept the new order of things. But with the complete support of the Union, the refugees now know that things will start getting better and better as time goes by.
The European Policy for Refugee and Migration influx has been created to help people get back on their feet. We must not forget that these people come from countries that have been through hell. War and poverty just being 2 of the many challenges they had to face. We must help them and show them that there is a place for them in Europe. A place where they will be able to get their lives back on track and once again become valuable members for the society but most importantly, for themselves!