DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

Wednesday 3 April

 

10.00 – 11.00    Security check and registration of participants

11.00 – 12.30     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 – 13.00    Marketplace of projects – stands of NGOs, DG Home Affairs and      

            Foyer 6    European Parliament

13.00 – 14.30    Networking lunch

             Atrium 6

14.30 – 15.00    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 – 15.30   Introduction to working methods and change of rooms

           JDE 62

15.30 – 17.30   PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

 

             JDE 63   Workshop 1: From global to local governance of migration: the role of local authorities in                                     managing migration

              JDE 61  Workshop 2: What is the future of the EU legal migration policy?

             Atrium 6  Workshop 3: The role of civil society organisations in developing and enhancing safe                                         channels for humanitarian and protection reasons

              JDE 60   Workshop 4: The role of civil society and other non-public actors in enhancing                                                     cooperation with third countries on managing migration

          JDE 3252   Workshop 5: Migrants empowerment for better integration policies

                     

17.30 – 18.00   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

 

8.30 – 09.15       Security check of all participants

 

9.15 – 11.15       PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

          JDE 63       Workshop 1: From global to local governance of migration: the role of local authorities in                                 managing migration

 

          JDE 61       Workshop 2: What is the future of the EU legal migration policy?

        Atrium 6       Workshop 3: The role of civil society organisations in developing and enhancing safe                                       channels for humanitarian and protection reasons

          JDE 60        Workshop 4: The role of civil society and other non-public actors in enhancing cooperation                             with third countries on managing migration

 

      JDE 3252        Workshop 5: Migrants empowerment for better integration policies

 

 

11.15 – 11.30    Coffee break

 

 

11.30 – 13.00    The floor is yours – participants suggest further topics to be discussed in small focus                       Atrium 5      groups

     

 

13.00 – 14.30    Lunch 

            Atrium 6

                        Voting in the Forum Bureau elections (until 14.00)

    

 

14.30 – 14.45    Announcement of the results of the Forum Bureau elections, by Cristian Pîrvulescu,                     JDE 62    EESC Member in the Forum Bureau

14.45 – 16.30    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                   
                          Claude Moraes, Chair 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 the Regions

 

                          Final remarks

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

 

 

                         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