Programme

Migrants in Europe today - Specific needs, skills and communication for stronger inclusion

8th European Migration Forum

Monday, 4 December 2023


08.30 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Registration and Welcome coffee

09.30 a.m. - 09.35 a.m. | Start of Day 1 - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

Ali Al-Jaberi, Master of Ceremony

09.35 a.m. - 09.55 a.m. | Welcome and opening remarks by the Forum Bureau representatives - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

  • Julie Martinaud, Member of the Forum Bureau
  • Rudi Osman, Member of the Forum Bureau

Inspirational story

Moderator: Nico Dockx

  • Seppe Nobels and Faeiq Al-Mamoori, The Instroom Culinary Academy, (Antwerp, Belgium)

10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. | Keynote speeches - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

  • Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs
  • Oliver Röpke, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Q&A session

11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. | Parallel roundtables

Roundtable 1 - How to identify and support migrants and refugees with specific needs? - JDE63

Discussions will focus on unaccompanied minors across borders, victims of trafficking and migrants with mental health issues

Moderator: Gabriela Agatiello, Head of Programmes and Policy, ICMC Europe/Share Network

  • Carmen Cosentino, Vice-Prefect, Italian Ministry of Interior
  • Fatima Awil, Policy & Knowledge Officer, Mental Health Europe
  • Marta D’agosto, Community-based Protection Officer in UNHCR Multi-Country Office for Italy, Holy See and San Marino, UNHCR
  • Jennifer Zuppiroli, Advocacy and policy advisor children on the move, Save the Children
  • Sara de Hovre, Director of PAG-ASA

Roundtable 2 - How can we change the narrative on migration in the age of polarisation and disinformation? - JDE62

Discussions will focus on awareness-raising campaigns and the power of migrant and refugee voices

Moderator: Tina Zournatzi, Head of Communications, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

  • Dr. James Dennison, Professor, Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute
  • Chiponda Chimbelu, Journalist, Deutche Welle
  • Rudi Osman, Founder of Union of Exiled Students (UEE), 2022 Obama Foundation Europe Leader
  • Patricia Martínez Sáez, AMIF co-funded project EPIC

Roundtable 3 - What is needed for more sustainable labour market integration? - JDE51

Discussions will focus on skills, jobs and rights

Co-moderators: Ursula Hönich, Integration team, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Camilla Baldini, European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE) and Bianka Debussche Valkovicova, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

  • Klára Fóti, Senior Research Manager, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
  • Thomas Liebig, Senior Migration Specialist, International Migration Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

12.30 p.m. - 02.00 p.m. | Lunch break - (Business Card Wall for networking) - Atrium 6

02.00 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. | Parallel roundtables

Participants join a different roundtable to the morning session

Roundtable 1 - How to identify and support migrants and refugees with specific needs? - JDE63

Discussions will focus on unaccompanied minors across borders, victims of trafficking and migrants with mental health issues

Roundtable 2 - How can we change the narrative on migration in the age of polarisation and disinformation? - JDE62

Discussions will focus on awareness-raising campaigns and the power of migrant and refugee voices

Roundtable 3 - What is needed for more sustainable labour market integration? - JDE51

Discussions will focus on skills, jobs and rights

03.30 p.m. - 04.00 p.m. | Coffee break - Outside JDE62

04.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m. | Presentation of the candidates for the Forum Bureau - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

Info on how and when the participants can vote: start of the Forum Bureau Elections

Moderator: Julie Martinaud, Member of the Forum Bureau

05.00 p.m. - 05.05 p.m. | Wrap up of the first day and information on the second day - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

05.05 p.m. - 06.30 p.m. | Networking village - Foyer 6

06.30 p.m. - 08.00 p.m. | Reception - Atrium 6

05.05 p.m. - 07.15 p.m. | Voting in the Forum Bureau elections in parallel to the Networking village and Reception - Atrium 6


Migrants in Europe today - Specific needs, skills and communication for stronger inclusion

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

08.30 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Registration and Welcome coffee

09.30 a.m. - 09.45 a.m. | Announcement of the results of the Forum Bureau elections - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

Moderator: Rudi Osman, Member of the Forum Bureau

09.45 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. | Working groups on the roundtables

Break-out session 1 - JDE63

Break-out session 2 - JDE62

Break-out session 3 - JDE51

11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | Coffee break - outside JDE62

11.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. | The floor is yours - participants suggest further topics to be discussed in parallel break-out rooms - Atrium 6, Foyer 6

12.45 p.m. - 02.15 p.m. | Lunch break - Atrium 6

02.15 p.m. - 02.30 p.m. | Reporting on the outcome of the roundtables' discussion - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

02.30 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. | Interactive discussion, followed by Q&A session - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

Moderator: Ali Al-Jaberi, Master of Ceremony

  • Razan Ismail, Member of the Expert Group on the Views of Migrants in the Field of Migration, Asylum and Integration
  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the EESC permanent Group on Immigration and Integration
  • Michael Shotter, Director, Asylum and Migration, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

03.30 p.m. | Closing ceremony - JDE62 (Webstreamed)

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the EESC permanent Group on Immigration and Integration

Web streaming: The sessions taking place in the plenary room JDE 62 are web streamed (except roundtable sessions and the parallel break-out session)

Languages: The roundtables, parallel break-out sessions and the session "The floor is yours" are held in English. All other sessions are interpreted from/into EN, FR, IT, ES and DE

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