Migration and Home Affairs

EMN 10 Year Anniversary conference

EMN 10 Year Anniversary

Understanding Migration in the EU: past, present, future

15 May 2018
Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Belgium

 

Conference overview

This event will mark the 10 year anniversary of the establishment of the European Migration Network. The conference will welcome high-level speakers from a diverse range of European and international organisations. In a balanced debate, the speakers will share their perspectives on migration and asylum policy, reflecting on lessons learned over the past decade and how these experiences can shape the future of migration policy and practice. The speakers will address and debate the following issues:

  • Migration – from crisis management to future-proofed asylum and migration policies
  • Why migration can only be managed by working together
  • Building stronger partnerships with third countries on migration
  • Public opinion and trust in EU migration policy
  • The next 10 years in European migration policy: seizing opportunities and avoiding pitfalls?

The 2017 EMN Annual Report on Migration and Asylum, which provides the most recent developments and latest statistics across all migration and asylum fields, will be launched at this event. A new publication, "Understanding Migration in the European Union. Insights from the European Migration Network 2008-2018" will also be made available to participants. This report will highlight key developments in migration and asylum over the past decade and explore the EMN’s role in providing up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum, and its impact on policymaking in the European Union and public debate.

Who will attend the conference?

Senior policymakers from the European Commission and the European Parliament, European Agencies, Member State Permanent Representatives, researchers, members of IGOs and NGOs and other members of civil society will join the EMN National Contact Points at the EMN’s 10 Year Anniversary conference.

Practical information

The conference will take place on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please complete the online registration form by 30 April 2018.

Registration on the day of the conference will open at 08:45 (CET) and the conference will close at 17:15. You will need to show your ID to enter the conference venue.

Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be served on arrival. A buffet lunch will be offered to the participants.

This event will be in English only. Interpretation will not be available on this occasion.

Any question?

For any queries or questions you may have in relation to the conference or any aspect of the registration process, please contact the EMN Service Provider using the following email address: emn@icf.com.

Agenda

08.45

Registration

09.15

Keynote session: Migration -  from crisis management to future proof asylum and migration policies

Speakers:

  • Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, European Commission
  • Milko Berner, Deputy Minister of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Claude Moraes, Chair of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE)
  • Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration
  • Sophie Magennis, Officer in charge for EU Affairs, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Regional Representation in Brussels

10.50

EMN Anniversary video

10.55

Why migration can only be managed by working together

Migration trends, developments and perspectives based on EU and Member States working together how the pooling of resources and common tools can help and what the role of the EMN can be in its next decade.

  • Laurent Muschel, Director, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

11.20

Coffee break

11.45

Session one: Building stronger partnerships with third countries on migration

Speakers:

  • Stefano Manservisi, Director-General, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Daniela Morari, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova
  • Cécile Riallant, Senior Migration and Development Specialist, International Organization for Migration
  • Guido Bichisao, Director of Institutional Strategy Department, European Investment Bank

13.00

Lunch break

14.05

Asylum and migration quiz

Session two: Public opinion and trust in EU migration policy

Speakers:

  • Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesperson and Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Communication, European Commission
  • Céline Schmitt, Senior External Relations Officer and Spokesperson, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in France
  • Kerry Moore, Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

Session three: The next 10 years in European migration policy: seizing opportunities and avoiding pitfalls?

Speakers:

  • Andrew Geddes, Professor of Migration Studies, European University Institute and Director, Migration Policy Centre
  • Thomas Spijkerboer, Professor of Migration Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Elizabeth Collett, Director, Migration Policy Institute - Europe

17.00

Closing remarks

  • Ioan-Dragos Tudorache, Head of Unit, Irregular Migration and Return Policy, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

 

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