How the Schengen Legislation in the Current European Landscape Impacts Your Immigration Approach
A summary from the Belgium Chapter Meeting on 2nd June, 2016
The Schengen area enables foreign citizens free movement across many European countries, without the need for border controls. Although in today’s current political climate, with the migrant crisis and threat of terrorism at the forefront, the Schengen territory is under pressure. New measures are being implemented to improve security in Europe as a result.
A lot of people showed great interest in the session that was held on June 2nd at Fragomen's offices in Brussels, with a record number of 49 registrations.The presentation was hosted by Fragomen and was done in a very alternated and dynamic way by Jo Antoons, Nivard Bronckaers and Marius Tollenaere.
They provided the attentive audience with an insight into all aspects of the Schengen regulations which will impact the global mobility and business traveller programmes. It also covered external border control policies and provided an understanding of the short-term Schengen visa issuance process and highlighted associated restrictions.
The presentation provided an awareness of the risks and penalties resulting from non-compliance. It also equipped the audience with experienced advice for best practice when managing their global mobility programmes.
At the end of the presentation there was plenty of time to answer specific questions. The animated conversations continued during the networking reception.
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