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

Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava, Pilárikova 5, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia, 3 - 5 July 2017

The European Migration Network (EMN) Educational Seminar will be focused on migration governance and possible solutions for refugees of the 21st century. Experts from international organisations, institutions and non-governmental organisations will lecture, among others, on experiences from the West Africa, Middle East and Afghanistan. The programme will include also two evening events open to the public: a film screening of The Good Lie movie and a discussion about life in refugee camps. 

The seminar's overall objective is to provide professionals from public administration and non-governmental sector with comprehensive and up-to-date information on migration and international protection and thus contribute to policymaking process in Slovakia, other EU countries and Norway. 

ABOUT SEMINAR

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. Since 2012, every edition of the seminar deals with specific migration related areas.

The seminar also reaches out to the public through free-of-charge evening programme.

 

PROGRAMME

The programme will include topics of migratory trends and international governance, enhancement of safe and legal pathways for migrants, protection of migrants, and empowerment of refugees of the 21st century.

The English and Slovak interpreting will be provided during the day programme. The evening discussion will be conducted in English. Films will be screened with Slovak subtitles.

 

EVENING PROGRAMME

The seminar programme includes two evening events: film screening of "The Good Lie" movie about Sudanese refugees resettled to the United States of America and Discussion Evening about life in refugee camps with screening of a documentary film "Salam Neighbor". The evening programme is open to the public and no registration is needed. The discussion will be conducted in English. Films will be screened with Slovak subtitles.

 

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. 

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.