Towards a Europeanisation of migration policy? Lessons to be drawn from the instrumentalisation of migrants and the war in Ukraine

Towards a Europeanisation of migration policy?
Lessons to be drawn from the instrumentalisation of migrants and the war in Ukraine


Opening Session (10:00-10:45)

Opening remarks by Dimitris DIMITRIADIS, President of the Section for External Relations

  • Christa SCHWENG, EESC President
  • Margaritis SCHINAS, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, responsible for migrations and coordinating the Commission's work on a New Pact on Migration and Asylum, European Commission
  • Jean MAFART, Director for International and European Affairs, Ministry of the Interior of France, French Presidency of the EU Council

 

Panel 1 - The migration question and how it now affects all EU borders (10:45-11:45)

Moderator: Laurenţiu PLOSCEANU, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)

  • Goetz BRINKMANN, Director of International and European Cooperation Division, Frontex
  • Dr Emmanuel COMTE, Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Dr Jasmijn SLOOTJES, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe

 

​​​​​​​Panel 2 - The geopolitical impact of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Policies (12:00-13:00)

Moderator: Dimitris DIMITRIADIS, President of the Section for External Relations (REX)

  • José Antonio MORENO DÍAZ, EESC Rapporteur on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Policies and many other related opinions
  • Professor Martin RUHS, Professor of Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC), European University Institute (EUI)
  • Eva ÅKERMAN BÖRJE, Director of Department of Policy and Research, International Organization for Migration
  • Zakaria AL SHMALY, Syrian researcher and Schuman trainee at the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)

            Discussion with:

  • Stefano MALLIA, EESC Employers' Group President
  • Oliver RÖPKE, EESC Workers' Group President
  • Séamus BOLAND, EESC Diversity Europe Group President