PRESS RELEASE : HORIZON 2020 PROJECT RESPOND INVITATION TO PRESS BRIEFING
HORIZON 2020 PROJECT RESPOND INVITATION TO PRESS BRIEFING BEFORE THE FINAL CONFERENCE “GOVERNING MIGRATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND LESSONS LEARNED”
date: 20. November 2020, 10:00 CET
venue: online via Zoom
The international research project RESPOND "Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond" studied the reactions of European states to the so-called refugee crisis of 2015 and compared the different levels of control of border management, reception and integration strategies in 11 countries. The research consortium of 14 partners has analyzed in an unprecedented breadth the regulations from the countries of origin to the host countries along the entire Balkan route, from the Middle East to the Balkans and Northern Europe.
At the press briefing on November 20, 2020, the central results of the three-year project will be presented and the new migration pact of the EU Commission will be placed in the context of these results. This will be followed by the international final conference "Governing Migration in Europe and Beyond: New Perspectives and Lessons Learned", which aims at the transnational exchange between research, policy and practice.
20.11.2020, 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Press briefing and presentation of central results. Inputs from
· Bernd Kasparek (University of Göttingen) on the situation at the external borders and the role of Frontex
· Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul Bilgi University) for a perspective on third countries and the EU-Turkey deal
· Veronica Federico (University of Florence) on the fragmentation of the European asylum system
All three speakers are available to journalists for individual interviews. The press conference will be held in English.
The event is aimed exclusively at journalists. We ask for registrations up to 19.11.2020, 16:00 CET at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thereupon the zoom links for participation will be sent out.
Final Conference "Governing Migration in Europe and Beyond: New Perspectives and Lessons Learned”
Journalists; are cordially invited to the event.
More information about the program and registration at https://respond-conference.eu/.