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6th meeting of the EUROPEAN MIGRATION FORUM
“From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management”

Virtual event via Swapcard
27-28 October 2021

#EUMigrationForum

Draft Agenda - Wednesday 27 October

08.30 a.m. - 09.00 a.m. | Connecting to the Swapcard platform

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Opening statements

Moderator: Ali Al-Jaberi

  • Carlos Trindade, Member of the European Migration Forum Bureau, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Magdalena Jagiello, Deputy Head of Unit “Legal pathways and Integration”, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, European Commission 

09.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. | Introduction to the Forum - Migrants’ role in the recovery of our economies and societies

Moderator: Anila Noor, Managing Director, New Women Connectors, Member of the Commission expert group on the views of migrants

  • Tülay Ates-Brunner, Managing Director,  Tür an Tür Integrationsprojekte gGmbH, Member of the Commission expert group on the views of migrants
  • Juliana Santos Wahlgren, Senior Advocacy Officer - Acting Director ENAR, Member of the Commission expert group on the views of migrants
  • Maarten van Ooijen, Eurocities Social Affairs Chair, Deputy mayor of Utrecht

Q & A session

10.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m. | Coffee break

10.45 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. | Parallel workshops

  • Workshop 1 - Exchanging on legal pathways to protection and in particular community sponsorships
  • Workshop 2 - The contribution of migrants towards recovery
  • Workshop 3 - Access to education for migrant children
  • Workshop 4 - Addressing the digital divide and digital disadvantage of migrants

12.30 p.m. - 01.30 p.m. | Lunch break

01.30 p.m. - 01.55 p.m. | Keynote speeches

Moderator: Laurenţiu Plosceanu, President of the European Economic and Social Committee’s Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship

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

01.55 p.m. - 02.15 p.m. | Brief reporting of the outcome of the workshops' discussion

02.15 p.m. - 02.45 p.m. | Presentation of the candidates for the Forum Bureau

Moderator: Rossella Nicoletti, Member of the Forum Bureau

Starting with remarks by the outgoing Bureau members Fernando Biague and Adem Kumcu

Info on how and when the participants can vote

02.45 p.m. - 03.00 p.m. | Wrap up of the first day and info on the second day


Draft Agenda - Thursday 28 October

08.30 a.m. - 09.00 a.m. | Connecting to the Swapcard platform

09.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Interactive debate

Moderator: Ali Al-Jaberi

  • Johannes Luchner, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Member of European Parliament, Chair of the LIBE Committee
  • Nataša Potočnik, General Director, Directorate for Migration, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Vincenzo Bianco, Vice-Chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX), Committee of Regions

Q & A session

10.00 a.m. - 10.15 a.m. | Announcement of the results of the Forum Bureau elections

Moderator: Rossella Nicoletti, Member of the Forum Bureau

10.15 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. | Coffee break

10.30 a.m. - 10.40 a.m. | Final remarks

  • Marie Paule D. E. N'Guessan, Member of the European Migration Forum Bureau
  • Paul Soete, President of the European Economic and Social Committee’s Permanent Study Group on Immigration and Integration

10.40 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. | The floor is yours – participants suggest further topics to be discussed in parallel break-out rooms

11.45 a.m. - 12.45 a.m. | Marketplace of projects/best practices and Networking

Participants are invited to visit virtual booths at the Marketplace. They can reach out to the organisers of the virtual booths and to schedule a virtual meeting individually/in a group via networking tool.
Networking will be open until 16:00.


Languages: The workshops and the session “The floor is yours’’ are held in English. All other sessions are interpreted from/into EN, FR, DE, ES, PT and IT

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