EMN 10 Year Anniversary Conference – Understanding Migration in the EU: past, present, future

24 Apr 2018

On the occasion of the 10 Year Anniversary of the European Migration Network (EMN), we are hosting a 10 Year Anniversary Conference on Understanding Migration in the EU: past, present, future in Brussels on 15 May 2018.

The speakers will address and debate the following issues:

  • Migration from crisis management to future-proofed asylum and migration policies
  • Why migration can only be managed by working together
  • Building stronger partnerships with third countries on migration
  • Public opinion and trust in EU migration policy
  • The next 10 years in European migration policy: seizing opportunities and avoiding pitfalls?

Speakers include:

Moderator: Nicklas Wancke, Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company

  • Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, European Commission
  • Milko Berner, Deputy Minister of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Claude Moraes, LIBE Chair, European Parliament
  • Ambassador Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration 
  • Sophie Magennis, Head of the Policy and Legal Support Unit,  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Bureau for Europe   
  • Stefano Manservisi, Director-General, DG for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Cécile Riallant, Senior Migration and Development Specialist, International Organization for Migration 
  • Guido Bichisao, Director of Institutional Strategy Dept., European Investment Bank
  • Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesperson and Deputy Director-General, DG Communication, European Commission
  • Céline Schmitt, Senior External Relations Officer and Spokesperson, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees France
  • Kerry Moore,  Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Culture,  Cardiff University
  • Andrew Geddes, Professor of Migration Studies, European University Institute and Director, Migration Policy Centre
  • Thomas Spijkerboer, Professor of Migration Law, VU University Amsterdam
  • Elizabeth Collett, Director, Migration Policy Institute-Europe
  • Laurent Muschel, Director, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission 


Please complete the online registration form by 30 April 2018.

More information: EMN 10 Year Anniversary conference

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