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Agenda

Wednesday 6 April

12:00 - 02:00 p.m. | Registration of participants and welcome lunch

02:00 - 02:30 p.m. | Opening statements

  • Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
  • Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions

02:30 - 03:00 p.m. | Participatory workshops – Introduction and explanation of working method

03:00 - 05:30 p.m. | Participatory workshops – Good practices, challenges and solutions

A) Low and medium skilled migration: specific challenges in this sector in particular as regards domestic and care work

B) Undeclared work and labour exploitation of migrants

C) Access to the labour market and integration of third-country nationals, including asylum seekers and refugees

D) The role of the local level in the effective integration of third-country nationals, including asylum seekers and refugees

05:30 - 06:00 p.m. | Presentation of candidates for the election of two European Migration Forum Bureau members representing civil society organisations

06:00 - 07:30 p.m. | Cocktail reception


Thursday 7 April

09:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Election of two Bureau members representing civil society organisations

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. | Reporting from previous day's workshops

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. | The floor is yours! – on the basis of the results of workshops A to D of 6 April, participants suggest topics for follow-up workshops

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | The floor is yours! – round 1

12:15 - 01:45 p.m. | Buffet lunch

01:45 - 02:45 p.m. | The floor is yours! – round 2

02:45 - 03:00 p.m. | Break / Change of rooms

03:00 - 04:00 p.m. | Reporting from the follow-up workshops (The floor is yours! session)

04:00 - 06:00 p.m. | Panel debate chaired by Belinda Pyke, Director, Migration and Mobility, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

  • Matthias Ruete, Director-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Claude Moraes, Chair of the LIBE Committee, European Parliament
  • Roel Gans, Director for International Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment - on behalf of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU
  • Dimitris Kalogeropoulos, Member of the Committee of the Regions, Rapporteur of the opinion on the New European Agenda for Integration
  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the Immigration and Integration Permanent Study Group of the European Economic and Social Committee

06:00 p.m. | Networking drink

 

 

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