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Protection of Migrants in Vulnerable Situations

This year, during three days we will focus mainly on:

  • migrants on the move and their vulnerabilities
  • power of the passport
  • phenomenon of migrant caravans
  • modern slavery and the law



Among lecturers in alphabetical order there will be:

  • Abril Ríos | DPhil candidate in Migration Studies, Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Dardan Koçani | Field Coordinator for Kosovo, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Heather Komenda | Senior Regional Thematic Specialist for Protection, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Austria
  • Ján Orlovský | Director of Migration Office, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic 
  • Katarina Schwarz | Assistant Professor in Antislavery Law and Policy & Associate Director of the Rights Lab, at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Martha Mendoza | Investigative Journalist & Pulitzer prize-winner, Associated Press (AP), USA
  • Melissa Siegel | Professor of Migration Studies at United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Michele LeVoy | Director of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Belgium
  • Nassim Majidi | Founder, Executive Director of Research & Policy, Migration & Displacement Pillar Lead, Samuel Hall, Kenya
  • Samuel Okyere | Senior Lecturer in Sociology, SPAIS, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Simona Carnino | a freelance Journalist and Documentarist, Italy
  • Valon Halimi | Chief of International Organization for Migration (IOM) Slovakia ad interim

Public Events

Like in previous years, we are bringing the seminar topics also to the public. In the evenings, you can join us to watch documentaries The New Europeans about migration in the European Union after recent pandemic and with ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and Buoyancy about modern slavery in the fishing industry.

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