Europe to the rescEU: The missing piece in EU migration management is civil protection

There is more than one solution to complex problems. While the EU struggles to solve the debate on asylum responsibility-sharing, Marie Walter-Franke proposes that rescEU, the European civil protection reserve, could become a complementary tool to face migration-related emergencies. Civil protection is a policy on the rise by which the EU provides tangible solidarity in crisis situations. After weighing the potential and limitations of using rescEU in the context of migration, Marie outlines three scenarios: (1) what can be done under the status quo; (2) how activation procedures could be streamlined; and (3) establishing a rescEU agency.

Image: CC Sebastian Grochowicz, Source: Unsplash