Scaling Fences - Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe

14 Nov 2019 17:00

Venue: IES, VUB, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Bruxelles

ABOUT THE REPORT

Responding effectively to the large-scale movement of peoples has become one of the greatest challenges of our time. The changing patterns and visibility of the numbers   of people seeking refuge as well as better lives and opportunities across borders have all profoundly impacted the global political environment.

The Scaling Fences report focuses specifically on contemporary irregular African migrants arriving to Europe. In efforts to bring the voices of this contemporary group of travelers to the forefront of policy making, UNDP Africa has interviewed thousands of Africans who have travelled through irregular means to Europe.

The event will present findings and recommendations of the Scaling Fences research project and open a space for debate on irregular migration among academic experts and participants.

 

SPEAKERS

AHUNNA EZIAKONWA
Director, UNDP Africa

MOHAMED YAHYA
Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria

PROF. DR. INE LIETAERT
UNU-CRIS; UGent, Social Work and Social Pedagogy

PROF. DR. ILSE RUYSSEN
UGent, Economics

OMAR CHAM
VUB, Institute for European Studies

DR. ORTUN MERKLE
UNU-Merit

Opening remarks by PROF. DR. ILKE ADAMVUB, Institute for European Studies, Migration & Diversity

Register via this link: https://www.ies.be/content/scaling-fences-voices-irregular-african-migrants-europe