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Migration Policy Centre LogoThe Migration Policy Centre is delighted to announce the official start of the project CONTENTION (Control of Detention), co-funded by the European Union in the framework of the European Return Fund. CONTENTION will be implemented by the Migration Policy Centre at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in partnership with the Odysseus Network (ULB).

The main objective of the project is to inform, analyse and compare the EU Return Directive based judicial control on pre-removal detention of third-country nationals in 11 EU Member States (AT, BG, BE, CZ, DE, FR, IT, NL, SK, SI and UK) with a view to improving it, in particular regarding the control of the length of detention.

The project will seek to identify and exchange best practices among legal experts and practitioners in the field of return policy. More generally, CONTENTION aims to lay the foundation for the first European network of  national judges hearing return cases, and to prepare the ground for further judicial cooperation and training of national judges in this field.

For more information please contact [email protected][email protected], [email protected]

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