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5th meeting of the EUROPEAN MIGRATION FORUM

From global to local governance of migration: The role of local authorities and civil society in managing migration and ensuring safe and regular pathways to the EU

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Wednesday 3 April

10.00 Security check and registration of participants

11.00 Introduction to the Forum - JDE 62

Session "Talking migration: narratives, perceptions, and actions":

Testimonies and discussion on how to talk about migration and migrants in an informed way, and the policies and actions that stem from that.

Moderated by Laura Corrado, Head of Unit, Legal Migration and Integration, DG Home Affairs, European Commission

12.30 Marketplace of projects/best practice – Stands of NGOs, DG HOME and EP - Foyer 6

13.00 Networking lunch, Atrium 6

14.30 Opening statements - JDE 62

Moderated by Christa Schweng, President of the EESC Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship

  • Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
  • Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

15.00 Introduction to working methods change of rooms

15.30 Parallel workshops

  • Workshop 1: From global to local governance of migration: the role of local authorities in managing migration - JDE 63
  • Workshop 2: What is the future of the EU legal migration policy? - JDE 61
  • Workshop 3: The role of civil society organisations in developing and enhancing safe channels for humanitarian and protection reasons - Atrium 6
  • Workshop 4: The role of civil society and other non-public actors in enhancing cooperation with third countries on legal migration - JDE 60
  • Workshop 5: Migrants empowerment for better integration policies - JDE 3252

17.30 Conclusion of the first day and info on the second day - JDE 62

Presentation of the candidates for the Forum Bureau, moderated by Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC Member in the Forum Bureau

18.00 – 19.30   Networking reception - Atrium 6


Thursday 4 April

08.30 Security check of all participants

09.15 Parallel workshops

  • Workshop 1: From global to local governance of migration: the role of local authorities in managing migration - JDE 63
  • Workshop 2: What is the future of the EU legal migration policy? - JDE 61
  • Workshop 3: The role of civil society organisations in developing and enhancing safe channels for humanitarian and protection reasons - Atrium 6
  • Workshop 4: The role of civil society and other non-public actors in enhancing cooperation with third countries on managing migration - JDE 60
  • Workshop 5: Migrants empowerment for better integration policies - JDE 3252

11.15 Coffee break

11.30 The floor is yours – participants suggest further topics to be discussed in small focus groups - Atrium 5

13.00 Lunch – with voting in the Forum Bureau elections (until 14.00) - Atrium 6

14.30 Announcement of the results of the Forum Bureau elections - JDE 62

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC Member in the Forum Bureau

14.45 Interactive debate JDE 62

Moderated by Ali Al-Jaberi

Brief reporting of the outcome of the workshops' discussion

  • Matthias Oel, Director Migration, Mobility and Innovation, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Jean Lambert, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, European Parliament
  • Mihai-Cătălin Necula, State Secretary for international relations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romanian Presidency
  • Barbara Duden, Chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX), Committee of Regions

Final remarks by Carlos Trindade, President of the EESC Permanent Study Group on Immigration and Integration


Languages: During the Plenary sessions (in room JDE62) you can speak in and listen to EN, FR, DE, ES, PT and IT.

During the workshops (mainly in English) linguistic assistance is available in FR, ES and IT.

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