In this interview, Dr Petra Bendel, Academic Director of the Centre for Area Studies at Erlangen-Nuremberg University, discusses the recently adopted Common European Asylum System in terms of its implications for asylum-seekers and EU member-states, as well as its lessons for Canadian migration and asylum policy.

The interview was recorded at the Policy Workshop: “Balancing Humanitarianism and Security: The European Union’s Responses to New Migration and Refugee Issues” held at Carleton University, Ottawa on January 10, 2014..

The workshop was sponsored by the Centre for European Studies (with funding from the European Union) and the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).

For more information, please visit the event webpage:

The interview was produced by Marek Eby and Kathryn Forrest (both of Carleton University)