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EU-Asian Mobility at the time of Migration and Refugees Compacts

Migration, asylum and borders

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

CEPS Event

EU-Asian Mobility at the time of Migration and Refugees Compacts


The Final EURA-NET Conference:

Temporary transnational migrations between Europe and Asia are unfolding against a rapidly changing geo-political and socio-economic context. While increasing numbers of people are moving across different regions, new national and supranational policies are formulated and implemented to structure mobility, and respond to complex political, economic, social and humanitarian issues affecting both Europe, and a large number of Asian countries.

The scope of the “EU-Asian Mobility at the time of Migration and Refugees Compacts” Conference is to:

  • Illustrate the diversity and heterogeneity in modalities of temporary migrations in different European and Asian sending, transit and receiving countries, and;
  • Assess the challenges posed by the most recent developments in national, regional and international laws and policies to the security and socio-economic inclusion of persons on the move.

Capitalising on the empirical and policy research conducted throughout the three years-lifespan of the EURA-NET Project, Academics from 12 countries including Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Netherlands, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine, will actively engage with relevant policy makers to unravel the characteristics of temporary migrations; discuss the challenges and opportunities related to EU-Asian temporary migratory flows; and address their policy impacts.

The Final EURA-NET Conference falls within the scope of the EURA-NET research project, which is funded by the Seventh Framework Research Programme of the European Commission.

For more information see: http://www.uta.fi/edu/en/research/projects/eura-net/index.html

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Registration from 09.30 – Meeting from 10.00.

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

Speakers list
Jean Lambert

MEP, European Parliament (Video Message)

Pablo Ceriani Cernadas

OHCHR Committee on Migrants Workers - (Skype Intervention)

Raffaella Iodice

DG DEVCO, Directorate H,

Leonello Gabrici

EEAS, Head of 

Silvena Pesta

DG HOME, Directorate A, Policy Officer, International Coordination Unit

Michele Levoy

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Director

Marco Cilento

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Migration Advisor