Lagos hosts international conference “The North-South Dialogue on Migration”

The conference “The North-South Dialogue on Migration”, an initiative of the Chair of the Subcommittee on Cooperation with Countries of Origin […]

Immigration and Multiculturalism
Immigration and Multiculturalism

The conference “The North-South Dialogue on Migration”, an initiative of the chairman of the Subcommittee on Cooperation with Non-European Countries of Origin and Transit of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, deputy António Braga, takes place in Lagos today and tomorrow and addresses the issue of migrations.

The international conference is promoted in cooperation with the Division of Support to Parliamentary Projects of the Parliamentary Assembly, the North-South Center of the Council of Europe and the Portuguese Parliament.

Participants from all over Europe, but also from Morocco and Palestine, among other countries.

Program:
Monday, March 30, 2015
9:30 am – 10:00 am Opening of the Conference «North-South Dialogue on Migration»
 Júlio Miranda Calha, Vice President of the Portuguese Parliament
 João Faria, Head of the Political Sector of the European Commission Representation in Portugal
 Maria Joaquina Matos, Mayor of Lagos
 Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the North-South Center of the Council of Europe
 António Braga, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cooperation with Non-European Countries of Origin and Transit

10:30 – 12:30 I – North-South migrations: what challenges?
 New challenges for managing North-South migration
– IOM Representative
 New dimensions of North-South migration
– Driss El Yazami, President of the National Human Rights Council of Morocco
– Representative of the Euro-Mediterranean Network
Debate

14:45 pm – 16:15 pm II – Migrations and development
 European Commission representative
 Representative of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament
 Michael Kocher, Director General, Aga Khan Foundation, Ismaili Imamat / Aga Khan Development Network
Debate

Tuesday March 31, 2015
9:00 am – 10:30 am III – Integration of migrants
 Integration of migrants in Europe: the need for a proactive, long-term and global policy
– Marietta Karamanli, Deputy, France
 Pedro Calado, High Commissioner for Migration in Portugal
 Government Representative (to be confirmed)
Debate

11:00 – 12:30 IV – Diaspora: bridge between North and South
 Andrea Rigoni, Rapporteur for “Democratic Participation for the Migrant Diaspora”
 Baroness Young of Hornsey, Co-Chair of the Multiparty Parliamentary Group on Diasporas, Development and Migration
 Med Yassine Ennaem, President of the African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe
Debate
12:30 – 13:15 pm Closing session

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