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The origins of the Schengen Area - historical scrutiny
Danescu, Elena; Goebbels, Robert; Kneip, Martina et al.


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Keywords :
European Communities; European Union; Free Circulation; Schengen Area; Maastricht Treaty; Luxembourg; Robert Goebbels; Jacques Santer; Jean-Claude Juncker; Covid-19 pandemic; Migratory pressure
Abstract :
[en] The Schengen Area is one of the pillars of the European project. But it has been affected by several difficulties: the serious consequences of the global economic and financial crisis (2008-2018), growing concerns over external migratory pressure and the question of enlargement, fears of social dumping and, since March 2020, the COVID-19 crisis. Identifying these obstacles is vital so that pragmatic solutions can be found without jeopardising the founding principle.
Research center :
- Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary European History (EHI)
Disciplines :
Arts & humanities: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Political science, public administration & international relations
Author, co-author :
Danescu, Elena  ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary European History
Goebbels, Robert;  Negotiator and signatory of the Schengen Agreement for Luxembourg ; Member of the Luxembourg Government (1984-1999) ; Member of the European Parliament (1999-2014)
Other collaborator :
Kneip, Martina;  Centre Européen Schengen > Directrice
Da Silva, Joana;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > EDIC University of Luxembourg > Collaborator (4 November 2019-31 December 2020)
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Title :
The origins of the Schengen Area - historical scrutiny
Publication date :
04 June 2020
Event name :
The Schengen Area under pressure: origins, challenges, prospects
Event organizer :
EDIC University of Luxembourg
Cooperation with: the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg
Cooperation with: the Museum of Schengen
Event place :
Online event via Webex, Luxembourg
Event date :
Audience :
Name of the research project :
EDIC University of Luxembourg (Convention COMM/LUX/ED/003/Belval/2018-2020)
Funders :
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]
Commentary :
Programme Introduction – Elena Danescu, Coordinator of EDIC University of Luxembourg “Schengen…. 35 years ago” – Screening of a documentary film looking at the impact of the Schengen Agreement Address – Mr Robert Goebbels Debate with the audience Virtual tour of the Schengen Museum and the town of Schengen, by Martina Kneip, Director of the Museum Conclusions
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