December 18, 2015 at the National University "Odessa Law Academy" it took scientific and practical symposium "Migration Policy of the EU: status, challenges and prospects", devoted to the 15th anniversary of International Migrants Day and the 25th anniver

Department of European Union Law and Comparative Law, Odessa TEMPUS center and academic club "Unity in diversity" were organizers of the symposium.

The main objective of the symposium - to provide a deep understanding of the trends of the migration policy of the EU, that will contribute to a constructive dialogue to a major legal innovation in different European countries.

Academics and practical lawyers in the field of law, economics and international politics, representatives of the State Migration Service of Ukraine, the State Border Service of Ukraine, Odessa Regional Administrative Court, activists of NGOs attended the symposium.

As honored guests the symposium was attended by representatives of the Consulate General of Romania, Consulate General of China, Honorary Consulate of Syria, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the European Business Association (EBA), Intellectual Forum of Ukraine, Ukrainian Union of Bulgarians, representatives of national diasporas.

The work of the Symposium was organized in three panels: "The legal dimension of EU migration policy", "Social and economic consequences of EU migration policy", "Ukraine-EU cooperation in the field of migration in terms of the implementation of the Association Agreement."

As part of the symposium it was organized presentation of the master's program implementation, developed under the project TEMPUS IV «Development of the Master Programme in EU and International Law in Eastern Europe - InterEULawEast».

Materials of the Symposium will be posted on the Web site Odessa TEMPUS Centre (http://iele.bazick.com), which is established under the project TEMPUS IV «Development of the Master Programme in EU and International Law in Eastern Europe - InterEULawEast».