Hybrid Conference

Live multilingual participation via video conference, using the platform Interactio

Interpreting will be available from DE/EL/EN/ES/FR/IT to DE/EL/EN/ES/FR/IT.

Members present in Brussels may also participate in person: meeting room JDE 62, Jacques Delors Building, European Economic and Social Committee, 99 rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels

2.00- 2.30 p.m. Registration

2.30 - 2.45 p.m. Inaugural Session

  • Welcome by the moderator, Mr Pavel Trantina Vice President of the Diversity Europe Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Arno Metzler, President of the Diversity Europe Group of the EESC

2.45  – 3.45 p.m. Session I: Practical experiences of helping refugees upon their arrival, travelling across Europe and integrating into the EU Member States

  • Ms Vasiliki Andreadelli, founder and President of Iliaktida AMKE, Greece
  • Ms Francesca Coleti, Arci Rome, Italy
  • Ms Marie Heřmanová, Czech Refugee Help
  • Mr Tobias Lohse, founder of Refugees Welcome Sweden
  • Q & As

3.45 - 4.15 p.m. Coffee break

4.15 – 5.15 p.m. Reactions from the European Institutions and Bodies

  • Mr Michael Shotter, Director of Directorate C “Migration, Protection and Visa”, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Mr Eric Marquardt, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, European Parliament (Greens/European Free Alliance, Germany)
  • Ms Rossella Nicoletti, Member of the Bureau of the European Migration Forum and representative of EUROCITIES 
  • Q & As

5.15 – 5.30 p.m. Concluding remarks

  • Mr Séamus Boland, President elect of the Diversity Europe Group of the EESC


Programme 22 June