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EMN Ireland Conference: Challenges in Protection, 17 December 2012

Date Published: 17-12-2012

Date:

17 December 2012

Time:

8.45 to 13.00

Venue:

The Convention Centre, Dublin 1 

The Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network, EMN Ireland, held a half-day conference on the topic of Challenges in Protection on 17 December 2012. The Conference included expert European and Irish perspectives on the Common European Asylum System, protection and human trafficking, and protection and reception systems.

Programme

08:45

Refreshments / Registration


09:15

Introduction

  • Philip O’Connell, Director, EMN Ireland

09:20

 

Session I: Towards a Common European Asylum System

Overview of Recent EU Developments

  • Stephen Ryan, Asylum Policy, DG Home Affairs, European Commission

Challenges in Protection and the Common European Asylum System: The Role of the European Asylum Support Office (Download presentation)

  • David Costello, Refugee Applications Commissioner, Ireland

Q&A Discussion


10:10

 

 

 

Session II: Protection and Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking EU Developments and Irish Reponses (Download presentation)

  • David Gilbride, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Department of Justice and Equality, Ireland

Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking in the Netherlands (Download presentation)

  • Richard Sondeijker, IND Group on Human Trafficking and Smuggling, Directorate of Strategy and Advice, The Netherlands

Q&A Discussion


11:10

Coffee


11:40

Session III: Protection and Reception Systems

Reception Conditions in Ireland – the Need for Reform (Download paper)

  • Sue Conlan, Irish Refugee Council 

The Swedish Reception System (Download presentation)

  • Björn Bergström, The Swedish Migration Board

Overview of Direct Provision (Download presentation)

  • Noel Dowling, Reception and Integration Agency, Ireland

Q&A Discussion


12:50

Closing Comments


13:00

Lunch



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