European Migration Law

This project was selected in the 2016 call for innovative projects and was supported by the European Ideas Factory until 2018.



An exceptional access to EU law and policy

The European Migration Law project focuses on the development of a website,

This site, unique in its design, offers simple and rapid access to European Union law, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, and EU news concerning asylum and immigration.

Initially established to provide professionals, practitioners and academics with access to the main sources of law, the European Migration Law project entered a new phase of development in 2016/2017, with the support of the European Idea Factory. The latter aimed, on the one hand, to strengthen the existing functions, in particular as regards the legal dimension and the news section. On the other hand, this development has allowed to create new platforms for scientific research but also for a wider public interested in asylum and immigration issues (such as journalists and citizens).

The aim of is to bring together, in a single website, relevant and up-to-date information in three key areas: law, news and research.

The project relies on a team of experts, practitioners and academics, with an in-depth knowledge of law, case law and practical issues of EU immigration and asylum policy. pursues the objective :

- to develop a European reflex among professionals and practitioners so that EU law becomes an everyday tool and the rights of migrants are protected;

- to provide a wide range of users with reliable, up-to-date and accurate information and data on EU asylum and immigration policy;

- to create a European platform for sustainable and multidisciplinary research.

Project leader


Founder of - Associate researcher at the University of Nantes. Doctor in public law from the University of Pau and the Pays de l'Adour. His thesis deals with "The European Union's migration policy". Holder of the "Genesis and development of the Schengen area" chair from 2017 to 2019.

Former director at the European Policy Centre (Brussels) –

Senior Research Associate at the Jacques Delors Institute (Paris) –

Some links :

– Yves Pascouau’s Twitter account

– European Migration Law’s Twitter account

Project partners

Droit et changement social, UMR 6297 CNRS (University of Nantes)

DCS (Law and Social Change) is a joint research unit between CNRS and the University of Nantes, with a legal focus and whose aim is to develop interdisciplinary relations. The common basis of the laboratory lies in its overall objective: to understand the role of law in the transformations of contemporary society. DCS emphasizes the observation of practices and approaches for evaluating the effectiveness of legal norms.


Let's liven up Europe! Euradio is the first independent European general-interest radio station in France. On its airwaves, Euradio offers news unlike any other: it is both local and European, bringing regional news into dialogue with that of our European neighbours.

Its mission is to discuss what is happening in Europe today, what is taking shape for tomorrow, giving pride of place to local initiatives in the Loire region and elsewhere. Euradio is an associative, citizen and independent radio station that has been broadcasting in the Nantes region on FM since 2007, on DAB+ in Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg since 2018, in Rouen, Le Havre, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon since 2019, soon in Brussels, Paris, Marseilles, Nice, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Tours, Orléans, and all over Europe and the world on

Euradio is a partner of Alliance Europa and ensures the dissemination of the content produced by the conferences, seminars and student projects. Euradio’s programmes include :

– Yves Pascouau’s editorial (Yves Pascouau is a researcher at the University of Nantes, holder of the Schengen Chair and a member of the Alliance Europa Institute of European and Global Studies).

– Albrecht Sonntag’s editorial (Albrecht Sonntag is a professor at the EU-Asia Institute.  A doctor in sociology, he works on the multiple dimensions of the European integration process. He is also a member of Alliance Europa).

– “En quête d’Europe” (looking for Europe), a radio broadcast by the students of the European Political Science Master 2 at the University of Nantes.

– Interviews conducted as part of the European Philosophy Chair at the University of Nantes and the Alliance Europa conferences.