Europe, Migrations and the Mediterranean: Human Mobilities and Intercultural Challenges

The 15th IMISCOE Annual Conference took place in Barcelona on 2-4 July 2018. Organised by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the conference brought together the European migration scholarship community to draw attention to geographical dimensions of migration and to provide a forum for methodological discussions linking Mediterranean and migration studies. GDP Researcher Izabella Majcher gave a presentation on data protection in the Schengen Information System (SIS). The presentation—titled “The Pan-European Entry Ban Based on a SIS Alert: What Protection of Personal Data?”—explored whether safeguards contained in the SIS II Regulation offer adequate protection of personal data. (Like detention, the re-entry ban is one of four measures established under the EU Return Directive. Both detention and the re-entry ban are justified by the risk of absconding.)

More information about the conference is available here.