(CONtrol of DeTENTION) funded by the EU under the European Return Fund is implemented by the Migration Policy Centre at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in partnership with the Odysseus Network. Its objective is to inform, analyse and compare the judicial control of pre-removal detention of third-country nationals foreseen by the return directive in 11 EU Member States with a view to improving it, in particular regarding the review of the length of detention. 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.
(European Migration Network) is the information network of the European Union in the field of visa, borders,immigration ans asylum policies. Odysseus has been selected to provide legal advice and expertise to the service provider of the European Commission for the period 2014 - 2017.