MIGNEX Background Paper
Internal (in)coherence in European migration policies
This paper examines policy documents and policy communication from the EU and Member States in the broad field of migration in order to identify internal incoherence. Drafted a decade apart, the 2011 Global Approach to Migration and Mobility and the 2020 New Pact on Migration and Asylum demonstrate a clear shift in European migration policy. How has the concept of policy (in)coherence played a part in this, and have its meaning and aims changed over time?