Escaping the escape - Europe and the refugee crisis

25  April 2017    11:00 am CEST

Panel discussion and reception

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Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna


In 2015, more than one million refugees and migrants came to Europe, in 2016 nearly 300,000. How many will enter in 2017? What can we, in Europe, expect with wars and conflicts continuing and driving people from our neighbourhood to European shores? What is the situation in the source and transit countries of refugees and migrants that are most affected? How can the life of refugees, migrants and host communities be improved?

Listen to and debate with experts from Afghanistan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Libya, Sudan and Nigeria: what solutions for the humanitarian migration crisis do they recommend? What are their proposals for EU actors to improve European policies?

Mariam Safi, Afghanistan, founding director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS);

Dane Taleski, FYROM, adjunct professor at the South East European University in Tetovo/Skopje;

Zakariya El Zaidy, Libya, protection team leader for the Danish Refugee Council in Libya; and

J. Shola Omotola, Nigeria, professor of Political Science at the Federal University Oye Ekiti in Nigeria.