Programme

Thematic Study Group on Immigration and Integration
Webinar on "Building a meaningful and functioning New Pact on Migration and Asylum"

Hybrid event via Interactio, online platform - Wednesday, 19 May 2021 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Draft Agenda

02.00 - 02.30 p.m. | Testing possibility for the Interactio tool

02.30 - 03.00 p.m. | Welcome and opening session

  • Paul Soete, President of the Thematic Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI Group)

Introductory interventions by the EESC rapporteurs in the framework of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum:

  • José Antonio Moreno Díaz – rapporteur of the opinion "A New Pact on Migration and Asylum" (SOC/649)
  • Cristian Pîrvulescu – co-rapporteur of the opinion "A New Pact on Migration and Asylum" (SOC/649)
  • Panagiotis Gkofas – rapporteur of the opinion "Asylum procedures under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum" (SOC/670)
  • Paul Soete – "Action plan on integration and inclusion 2021-2027" (SOC/688)

03.00 - 04.15 p.m. |  Session 1 – 'Taking stock of progress made in eight months after presentation of the Pact'

Moderators: José Antonio Moreno Díaz and Cristian Pîrvulescu

  • Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar – Member of the European Parliament, Chair of LIBE Committee
  • Michael Shotter, Director of Migration, Protection and Visa in the Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME)
  • Carlos Moreira Head of SCIFA, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU, Portuguese Presidency
  • Antje Grotheer – Member of the Committee of the Regions, rapporteur for the opinion "New Pact on Migration and Asylum"

Questions & Answers

04.15 - 04.30 p.m. | Break

04.30 - 05.50 p.m. | Session 2 – Way forward for the EU asylum and migration policy – how to turn the Pact into a truly fresh start necessary to overcome the current deadlock

Moderator:  Panagiotis Gkofas and Violeta Jelić

  • Matej Torkar, Chair of SCIFA Committee, Slovenian Presidency
  • Mikeal Leyi, Secretary General, SOLIDAR
  • Mercedes Miletti, Advisor, ETUC
  • Ola Henrikson, EU Regional Director, IOM
  • Sophie Magennis, Head of Policy and Legal Support, UNHCR

Questions & Answers

05.50 p.m. - 06.00 p.m. | Conclusions and closing of the hearing

  • Paul Soete, President of the Thematic Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI Group)

Participants can speak and listen to English, French, German, Italian and Spanish

Downloads

2021-05-19_Agenda_Building a meaningful and functioning New Pact on Migration and Asylum