The motion would see the bloc move away from its current system, much criticised “frontline” Mediterranean states including Greece and Italy have criticised, who claim it has led to them taking in a “disproportionate” amount of migrants.
This sees migrants submit applications at the first EU country they arrive in.
Austria’s proposals are an indication of the hardline tactics which the country will take on migration once it assumes the EU’s rotating presidency on July 1.
The document, highlights how the government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, which includes the far-right Freedom Party, intends to use the country’s six-month EU presidency to propagate a more stringent political response to the bloc’s migrant crisis.
The report criticises what it described as “fundamental weaknesses” in the EU’s external border and debates proposals such as the “development of a new, better protection system under which no applications for asylum are filed on EU territory,” bar limited exceptions.
It goes on to say that action is required to deal with the arrival of uneducated and lone young men coming from regions “characterised by patriarchal, anti-freedom and/or backward-looking religious attitudes”.
The motion furthers proposals already under discussion within the EU to build camps in North Africa to send migrants saved at sea, with Italy pressurising other EU member states to adhere to the proposal after its refusal this month to accept a rescue ship of more than 600 migrants.
Another of the document’s potential aims is to send failed asylum claimants already in the EU to a facility in a country outside the bloc.
However, it is unclear if the Austrian proposals would be in accords with asylum law, while the European Commission said on Monday that deporting people who had already entered the EU to centres in third countries without processing their asylum claims risked breaching international rules.
The leaders of 16 EU countries met on Sunday at a “mini-summit”to discuss the migrant crisis, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel coming under mounting pressure at home to ratify tougher new curbs on immigration.
Mrs Merkel is desperately attempting to hold her government together, with her Interior Minister and coalition partner Horst Seehofer granting her two weeks to produce a European-wide migration policy with other leaders at an EU meeting at the end of the month.
Mr Seehofer has threatened to reject migrants arriving at the German border if they have already registered in another EU country once the period lapses.
At Sunday’s meeting, Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte called for “radical change” in how the EU deals with asylum claims.
The country’s populist interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who is head of the far-right league and responsible for setting the Rome’s immigration policy said yesterday that Italy would support EU plans to set up reception and identification centres for migrants on Libya’s southern border, after a meeting with the African nation’s leaders in Tripoli.
However, the deputy premier of Libya’s government Ahmed Maiteeq, said his country “categorically refuses” to set up foreign-run camps on its own territory and said it would break Libyan law.
Austrian officials have said the paper was intended for discussion.