The EU always emphasizes the common European values of the Enlightenment, such as human dignity, human rights and democracy. Nowhere else is there a better opportunity for the European Union to openly demonstrate the importance of these values than with the way in which it handles immigration, especially the refugees escaping wars and persecution in the Middle East and Africa, as well as with the free movement of its own citizens within the European Union.
Member countries never could really agree on a common immigration policy, because of the different point of departure, interests and experiences made during the past decades. Numerous political, social and economic issues are involved, e.g. concerning integration, unemployment, the misuse of social security and the encumbrance of infrastructure in the countries of immigration, but also with respect to the loss of many skilled people in the countries of emigration (in and outside Europe), which weakens their much needed economic and social development.
What kind of policy should the EU pursue in your opinion regarding refugees and asylum? All citizens throughout Europe are invited to vote and choose their European refugee policy among the followin 4 options (question 6 of the questionnaire):
How, in your opinion, should the EU deal with the free movement of persons? You are invited to choose one of the following positions (question 7 of the questionnaire):