Informal meeting of heads of state or government

Over the last few months the EU has been confronted with an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe. 

The EU, together with the member states, has taken a range of measures to address the challenges created by migration. The Council and European Council are intensifying efforts to ensure an adequate and appropriate response to the current refugee crisis and establish a credible European migration policy.

EU leaders met in Brussels on 23 September 2015 to:

  • decide on practical priorities for immediate application
  • discuss how to respond to long term migratory challenges, the protection of the EU external borders and the external assistance to refugees and countries in our neighbourhood