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09.00 - 09.30 a.m. | Registration

09.30 - 09.45 a.m. | Welcome and opening session

  • Pavel Trantina, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

09.45 - 11.15 a.m. | Panel 1 and debate Preventing the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance

Moderator: Irini Pari, Member of the EESC


  • Jennifer Allsopp, PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford
  • Mikael Lindholm, Danish activist – testimony
  • Paula Schmid Porras, Researcher and Lawyer, representing PROEMAID
  • Agnieszka Sternik, Policy Officer, Unit C1 - Irregular Migration and Return Policy, DG HOME, European Commission

11.15 - 11.30 a.m. | Coffee break

11.30 a.m. - 12.50 p.m. | Panel 2 and debate Humanitarian admission

Moderator: Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC member


  • Aleksander Romanovic, Policy Officer, Unit C3 - Asylum, DG HOME, European Commission
  • Petra Hueck, Head of Office, ICMC Europe
  • Céline Francis, Liaison officer, European Federation of the Community of Sant’Egidio
  • Sabrina Le Noach, Migration Officer, Red Cross EU office

12.50 - 01.00 p.m. | Concluding remarks

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the Permanent Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)




Draft programme - Refugees and migrants