Conference on “Asylum and Migration Tensions and Challenges”

February 25, 2013 - February 25, 2013

A conference on "Asylum and Migration Tensions and Challenges" in Europe and Greece is organised on 7-8 March 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece, by the Goethe Institute Thessaloniki, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece, Symβiosis, the Greek Council for Refugees, The Evangelical German speaking Church and Antigone, under the auspices of the Thessaloniki Municipality and with the support of UNHCR Greece.

The event consisting of an international conference to be held on Thursday 7/3 , and workshops for stakeholders on Friday 8/3. The working languages will be German and Greek. The conference aims to foster inclusive public dialogue on protection, fundamental rights and migration in Greece and to contribute to the communication and exchange of opinions and information among national and European institutions, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and their organizations, the local government and civil society organizations working on migration and asylum. The need for serious, in-depth discussion is glaringly obvious, at the European, the national and the local level, analysing the processes and political options for imposing an effective and just asylum and migration policy in Greece, linking its implementation to the rule of law and to the future of Europe.

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