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5th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration:
Addressing the Needs of Forced Migrants in the 21st Century

Falkensteiner Hotel, Bratislava, Slovakia, 3 - 5 July 2017

In 2017, the European Migration Network's (EMN) Educational Seminar focused on migration governance and possible solutions for refugees of the 21st century. Seventeen experts presented, among other, their experiences from the West Africa, Middle East and Afghanistan. The programme included also two public evening events: a film screening of "The Good Lie" Film Screening about Sudanese refugees resettled to the USA and a Discussion Evening "Refugee Camp, My Home" about the dire conditions which refugees face. 

Variety of participants attended the seminar, coming from/representing Slovakia and nine other countries. Among more than 60 participants were representatives of state and public administration, state implementing authorities, intergovernmental organisations, non-profit sector and volunteering initiatives, academia, foreign embassies of both EU and non-EU countries, as well as research institutes and think-tanks.

ABOUT SEMINAR

Since 2012, the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration is a 2.5-day event which aims to create a unique learning platform about migration in Slovakia and fosters networking, experience sharing and discussions among (inter)national experts and participants.
It targets mainly professionals from the Slovak public administration and non-profit sector who deal with or are interested in the topics related to migration of third-country nationals.

OUTPUTS

The seminar welcomed 17 experts from international organisations, institutions and non-governmental organisations who lectured about migratory trends and international governance, enhancement of safe and legal pathways for migrants, protection of migrants, and empowerment of refugees of the 21st century. They presented, among others, experiences from the West Africa, Middle East and Afghanistan.
Outputs incl. podcasts are available for download.

EVENING PROGRAMME

The seminar reaches out also to the public through free-of-charge evening programme: "The Good Lie" Film Screening about Sudanese refugees resettled to the USA and Discussion Evening "Refugee Camp, My Home" with Kilian Kleinschmidt, former director of Za’atari refugee camp in Northern Jordan, about the dire conditions which refugees face. Award-winning documentary "Salam Neighbor" was screened.
Each of both public events was attended by more than 100 guests.

ORGANISERS

ORGANISATION OF THE EMN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR 2017

The EMN Educational Seminar on Migration and its evening programmes are organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) – Office in the Slovak Republic as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic under the work programme of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point for the years 2017 - 2018. 

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EUROPEAN MIGRATION NETWORK (EMN)

The EMN provides up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and international protection to the EU and its Member States to support policymaking. The EMN activities are focused on third-country nationals.

The network is composed of National Contact Points for all EU Member States and Norway as well as the European Commission. IOM acts as the EMN Coordinator in Slovakia. Other members are the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic and the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

Co-funded by the European Union Co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic © IOM 2017. All rights reserved.