Managing migration and supporting refugees in a globalised world.

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Draft programme

15.00                         Registration

15.30-17.30:            Parallel workshops  (Interpretation: English, German, French)

I: Workshop on Global Migration & Refugees

Chaired by Jeppe Kofod, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

Victor Bostinaru, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

Tanja Fajon, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

Josef Weidenholzer, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

II: Workshop on Migration and EU Relations with Africa

Chaired by Elena Valenciano, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

Amira El Fadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission (tbc)

Albert Engel, Director of Africa Department, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusmmenarbeit (GIZ) (tbc)

Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, MEP, ACP-EU JPA Vice-President and co-author of the Report on the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration

Rosa Malango, UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda (tbc)

Linda McAvan, MEP, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for International Development

Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union (tbc)

18.00 – 21.00:  Together event  (Interpretation: English, German, French)

17.30    Registration

18.00     Opening with “TOGETHER” video presentation and introduction by the moderator

Welcome by Knut Fleckenstein, MEP, S&D Group Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs

Opening by S&D vice-president, Maria João Rodrigues MEP, acting S&D Group Leader

Keynote speeches

·         Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission & High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security (tbc)

·         Sergei Stanishev, MEP, President of the PES, Co-Chair of the Global Progressive Forum

Political panel debates

  • A Global approach to Refugees & Migrants

Report back from Workshop I: Jeppe Kofod, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

Moussa Boly, Vice-President of MPP in Burkina Faso (tbc)

Helle Thorning Schmidt, Chief executive of the NGO “Save the Children”, former Danish Prime Minister (tbc)

UN Representative

Followed by a Q&A session

  • Europe & Africa: Managing Migration

Report back from Workshop II: Elena Valenciano, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President

Stefano Manservisi, Director General, European Commission DG DEVCO (tbc)

Josh Osih, President of the Central African Progressive Alliance, Vice-President of the Social Democratic Front in Cameroon (tbc)

Sara Prestianni, ARCI Immigrazione, Italy (tbc)

UN Representative

Martin Ziguélé, former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, President of MLPCA (tbc)

Followed by a Q&A session

Together Ambassadors

20.30: Presentation of the “TOGETHER Ambassadors” and adoption of the Statements by Tanja Fajon, MEP, S&D Group Vice-President


21.00: Reception hosted by the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (tbc) and Carola Veit, President of the Hamburg Parliament

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