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On 13 July, a conference on the European Asylum Policy after Ukraine was organised by the Institute for Central Europe in cooperation with the University of Liège and the University of Paris Cité in the framework of the ACRONYM project. The conference aimed to bring new perspectives on migration in the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the war-induced refugee crisis.

A policy dialogue, followed by three panel discussions, brought together migration policymakers, NGO representatives, academics, and migration practitioners to exchange views on the topic and to highlight the gaps and shortcomings that hinder more effective migration decisions in times of need. The conference also highlighted the problem of the abuse of the topic of migration by politicians and stressed the need to de-politicise this area and reflect on migration through the prism of rationality supported by facts. 

Through this project, the Central European Migration Research Hub was also launched, which will serve as a clearing house for academics and migration experts, a knowledge hub to share and find publications, a platform for sharing cooperation opportunities as well as events and conferences on migration to facilitate networking and clustering of people in the CEE region on the topic. In the second half of the conference, scholars presented their scientific studies in which they shed light on the importance of the social and health perspective in the implementation of an effective asylum policy, the issue of neglect of the discrimination against Roma refugees, as well as the projects implemented by Slovak universities in the context of migration.

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