Scaling Fences: Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe
THURSDAY IES, VUB, PLEINLAAN 5, 1050
14 NOVEMBER 2019 at 17:00 BRUSSELS
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 in Europe. In efforts to bring the voices of this contemporary group of travelers to the forefront of policymaking, 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.
Director, UNDP Africa
Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria
PROF. DR. INE LIETAERT
UNU-CRIS; UGent, Social Work and Social Pedagogy
PROF. DR. ILSE RUYSSEN
VUB, Institute for European Studies
DR. ORTUN MERKLE
Opening remarks by PROF. DR. ILKE ADAM, VUB, Institute for European Studies, Migration & Diversity
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