Programme 18/09/2017

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14.30-14.35 Opening

  • Ms Dilyana Slavova,  President of the External Relations Section

14.35-14.45 Short introduction

  • by Mr Dimitris Dimitriadis, rapporteur

14.45-15.45 SESSION I – Legal status of refugees in Turkey and Turkey as a safe third country

  • Ms Alexandra Stiglmayer, European Stability Initiative (ESI)
  • Ms Dora Schaffrin, DG HOME, European Commission
  • Debate

15.45-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 SESSION II – Accommodation and integration of refugees in Turkey

  • Presentation by a representative of Turkish government (Directorate General of Migration Management of the Ministry of Interior and/or Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD))
  • Mr Mazen Aboulhosn, IOM Turkey
  • Presentation by a representative of UNHCR
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Icduygu, Koc University
  • Debate

17.00-18.00 SESSION III – Cooperation mechanisms between the EU and Turkey: state of play and possibilities for improvement

  • Presentation by a representative of the European Commission (DG NEAR on the Refugee Facility for Turkey and other current programmes of support)
  • Mr Ibrahim Vurgun Kavlak, Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (SGDD-ASAM)
  • Presentation by a representative of TOBB (tbc)
  • Debate

18.00-18.15 Closing

  • Mr Arno Metzler,  President of the EESC's study group on The Role of Turkey in the refugee crisis

Working languages:EN/EL/Turkish + DE passive language

Interpreting:                 EN/EL/DE/Turkish into EN/EL/Turkish


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