Migration Challenges in Europe: A Conversation with Director General António Vitorino

What forms of cooperation should European countries consider? IOM Director General António Vitorino will share his policy experience on migration affairs in Europe and discuss current migration challenges.

ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA
15 octubre 2021 - 12:00h
LOCALIZACIÓN: Online session streamed on CIDOB’s Youtube channel
ORGANIZADO POR: CIDOB in the framework of the EU IDEA research project

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Objetivo

The instable geopolitical situation in Afghanistan, economic breakdowns in the Middle East and North Africa, and the strict control of international mobility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic create a tensed migration situation around Europe. Which European policies would be the most appropriate to deal with this set of challenges? What forms of cooperation should European countries consider? IOM Director General António Vitorino will share his policy experience on migration affairs in Europe and discuss current migration challenges.

António Vitorino has served as the Director General of the International Organization for Migration since 2018. His distinguished political career includes serving as European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs in the Prodi Commission from 1999 to 2004, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense in the government of António Guterres in Portugal from 1995 to 1997, and chair of the Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs Committee in charge of Migration, Asylum, Justice and Fundamental Rights in the European Parliament between 1994 and 1995.

>> The session will be streamed live at CIDOB’s Youtube channel

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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 822622. This event reflects only the view of the author(s) and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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Migration Challenges in Europe: A Conversation with Director General António Vitorino ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA

12:00h Welcome

Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

12:05h Keynote talk “Migration challenges in Europe”

António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration,former European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship (1999-2004), and former Portuguese Minister of National Defence (1995-1997) 

Moderator:    Blanca Garcés, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

12:25h Further remarks and questions by CIDOB and EU IDEA experts

Corinne Balleix, Working Group on Migration, Jacques Delors Institute 

Emmanuel Comte, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Katariina Mustasilta, Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

12:45h Questions from the audience