This Newsletter includes information on the Annual Conference, the Odysseus Prizes, the Catalogues, the Omnia Project and the 2017 and upcoming 2018 summer schools.
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  • Annual Law and Policy Conference 2018
  • Approaching Deadline 2017 Prizes
  • Publications and Events Catalogues 
  • Omnia Project selected as a best practice by the European Commission
  • Summer School from 2017 untill 2018
Annual Law and Policy Conference 2018 
The Odysseus Annual Law and Policy Conference
"Conflict and Compromise between Law and Politics
in EU Migration and Asylum Policies"
1 February 2018
After the 2016 edition on solidarity and the 2017 edition on the crisis that attracted 900 persons, the 2018 Conference will address European legal and policy developments developments of 2017 like the responsibility for the cooperation with Libyan coast guards, the distribution of external competences between the EU and its Member States regarding the cooperation with Turkey on asylum, the forgotten human right to leave any country, the individualisation of return decisions, the legality and funding of the Hungarian border wall, and the new European Asylum Agency.

All these issues will be addressed in a series of workshops with academics and practitioners building on legal and policy developments, and in particular the case law of the courts of Luxembourg and Strasbourg. The opening plenary session will be devoted to an evaluation of the European Agenda on Migration while the final one will address the issue of "judicial passivism" on the basis of the rulings of the CJEU in the cases X & X on humanitarian visas, NF v. European Council on the EU-Turkey statement and Slovakia & Hungary v. Council about relocation.
More information about the speakers and registration will come shortly.
Think of booking your trip to Brussels!
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Approaching Deadline 2017 Prizes
The deadline for submissions to the two Odysseus Prizes is the 1st of November.
The prizes reward authors of outstanding publications on issues in immigration and asylum law in the EU. The Network calls upon authors to submit their works; publishers can also submit a book or paper on behalf of the author. 
The Best Publication Prize rewards established researchers while the second targets Early Career researchers. Apart of the prizes of 1,000 € each, the winners will have their works largely promoted on the Odysseus website, in our newsletter and social medias. To give maximum visibility to their work, they will furthermore be invited, on top of the award ceremony and dinner, as speaker to events like the Odysseus Annual Conference or Summer School.
Last year's winners were Cathryn Costello, Marie-Bénédicte Dembour and Violeta Moreno-Lax as you will see below. To be eligible, the book or paper must have been published in 2016 in any of the EU+ languages. For further information, please click the button below.
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Publications and Events Catalogues
The Odysseus Publications and Events Catalogues offer a great platform to stay updated on developments in European asylum and migration law. The Publications Catalogue can be used for research and for the promotion of books and papers. The Events Catalogue gives an accesible calendar with different activities (conferences, seminar, summer school, etc.) in the field.  
The Odysseus team onstantly updates the catalogues with new publications and events that we search for, but we encourage you to submit yourself your own publications and events to make them more known. We will further advertise the most interesting ones through the Odysseus website, newsletter and social medias as well as identify publications that may be taken into consideration for the yearly Odysseus prizes.
The Odysseus Catalogues
Omnia Project Considered as Best Practice
The Omnia project of the Odysseus Academic Network has been selected by the European Commission as best practice between Jean Monnet Projects. On 27 November it will be presented at the next Jean Monnet Conference in Brussels.
The 2017 Jean Monnet Conference
Summer School 2017 and 2018
The 17th edition of the Odysseus Academic Network's Summer School attracted around 120 participants from all over the EU who followed classes in EU immigration and asylum law and policy taught by leading academics and experts in Europe. The courses alternated with PhD seminars, visits to the European institutions, a trip to the Schengen Museum, evening debates with practitioners from EU institutions and a networking cocktail.
In 2018 the Summer School will take place from 2 to 13 July.
More information will follow on our website in February
Summer School 2017 in Review
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