Opening Lecture: The EU and Mediterranean Migration

10 Mar 2014 18:00
10 Mar 2014 20:00

Migration in the Mediterranean region is often in the news and has been the focus of much migration policy discussions for states involved. Since the events in Lampedusa, there has been renewed interest from countries involved to look at the issue of migration more closely, most recently at EU level with the creation of a Task Force Mediterranean (TFM) with a mandate to develop appropriate measures in order to prevent such human tragedies from happening again. Particular attention will be paid to this new approach for the whole Mediterranean area, introduced with the TFM, as well as the role of North African and Middle Eastern countries as EU partners in managing migration in the region.

  • Prof. Godfried Engbersen, Professor of Sociology and Research Director of the Sociology Department, Erasmus University
  • Mr. Spyridon Voulgaris, Counsellor, Head of Unit of Justice and Home Affairs, Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU

Co-chairs: Mr. Ralph Genetzke, Head of Mission, ICMPD Brussels and Mr. Richard Lewis, Senior Research Fellow, IES

This lecture is the first lecture of the Lecture Series: "Migration in the Mediterranean" organised by the Institute for European Studies and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). A reception will be provided after the opening lecture where all the participants are cordially invited to. Read more about the Lecture Series!

Registration & Venue

The lectures will take place every Monday from 18:00 - 20:00 at the premises of the Institute for European Studies. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. The lectures will be in English unless otherwise stated. Please register here.

Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Room Rome
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
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ICMPD Brussels

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