Draft programme and structure

Please note that this is just a draft programme to give an idea of the schedule of the conference.

The plenary sessions gather all the participants together while Workshops I and II as well as III and IV are held in parallel. Each workshop has two subsessions. This allows you to choose the topics that are of particular interest to you.

Background papers on the topics of the subsessions are being developed at the moment and they will be distributed to all participants before the conference. The papers will serve as the basis for discussion at the conference.

Conference language: English with simultaneous translation into Finnish at the Plenary Sessions.

Find more details on each session by clicking the session title.

Registration

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Welcome Session

Welcome Words
Jorma Vuorio
, Director General Migration Department, Ministry of the Interior, Finland

Opening remarks
Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Interior, Finland

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Opening Plenary

Chair
Paavo Lipponen, Former Prime Minister of Finland during the 1999 EU Presidency

Keynote Speakers
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Antonio Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration
Michael Spindelegger, Director General, International Center for Migration Policy Development

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Introductory Plenary Session I: European Union Agencies

Chair
Antti Peltomäki, Head of the EU Commission Representation in Finland and Finnish Representative in the negotiation of the 1999 Tampere Conclusions

Introductory Speaker
Evangelia Tsourdi, Lecturer of International Human Rights and Refugee Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Panellists
Nina Gregori, Excecutive Director of the European Asylum Support Office
Despina Chatzimanoli, Senior Legal Expert at European Banking Authority

 

Coffee Break

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Introductory Plenary Session II: Financial Framework

Chair
Hanne Beirens, Associate Director of the Migration Policy Institute Europe

Introductory Speaker
Iris Goldner-Lang, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Lunch

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Partnership with Third Countries - Session I

Migration and Development

Introductory Speaker
Vincent Chetail, Professor of International Law, Director of the Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva

Panellists
Gibril Faal, Visiting Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics
Kristiina Kumpula, RCRC EU Office Co-ordination Group Chair, General Secretary of Red Cross Finland

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Fair Treatment of Third-Country Nationals - Session I

Legal Migration

Chair
Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of the International Migration Division, OECD

Introductory Speaker
Kees Groenendijk, Centre for Migration Law, Emeritus Professor, Radbound University

Panellists
Laura Corrado, Head of Unit, Legal migration, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Mireille Paquet, Associate Professor, Political Science Concordia University

Coffee Break

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Fair Treatment of Third-Country Nationals - Session II

Integration and Values

Chair
Tapio Luoma, Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Curch of Finland

Introductory Speakers
Ilke Adam, Research Professor at the Institute For European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Panellists
Ali Sayed Razawi, Director General and Chief Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society
Thomas Huddleston, Research Director, Migration Policy Group

Torsten Moritz, General Secretary at Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe
Kristina Stenman, Mayor of Pietarsaari, former Director, Migration Department, Ministry of Employment and the Economy for Finland

 

 

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Partnership with Third Countries - Session II

Global Approach and Partnership Framework

Introductory Speaker
Elspeth Guild
, Jean Monnet Professor at
Queen Mary, University of London

Panellists
Giulio Di Blasi, Cabinet of the EU HR/VP with responsibilities on Asylum and Migration
Ola Henrikson, Director of the Regional Office for the EU, Norway and Switzerland, IOM

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Common European Asylum System - Session I

Asylum Policy

Chair
Boldizsár Nagy
, Associate Professor of International Law, Eötvös Loránd University

Introductory Speaker
Lyra Jakuleviciene
, Professor of International and EU Law, Mykolas Romeris University

Panellists
Catherine Woollard, Secretary General, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Sophie Magennis, Head of Policy and Legal Support, UNCHR Representation for EU Affairs

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Management of Migration Flows - Session I

Schengen and Borders

Introductory Speaker
Marie de Somer, Head of Migration and Diversity Programme of the European Policy Center

Panellists
Oliver Seiffarth, Acting Head of Unit ‘Border management and Schengen’, DG Migration and Home Affairs, EC
Tanja Fajon, Member of the European Parliament, S&D

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Common European Asylum System - Session II

Dublin and Solidarity

Chair
Eiko Thielemann, Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy, London School of Economics

Introductory Speaker
Francesco Maiani, Associate Professor of European Law at the University of Lausanne

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Management of Migration Flows - Session II

Return and Readmission

Chair
Magnus Ovilius, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

Introductory Speaker
Tamás Molnár, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Panelists
Elise Muir, Head of the Institute for European Law of Catholic University of Leuven
Jean-Pierre Cassarino, Senior Research Fellow at College of Europe, Natolin campus, Warsaw
Maria Gavouchidou, European Centre for Returns, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Coffee Break

Presentation of the Draft Reports

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Final Plenary

Keynote Speakers
Mari Kiviniemi, Managing Director of the Finnish Commerce Federation, former Deputy Secretary-General of OECD and former Prime Minister of Finland
Demetrios Papademetriou, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the Migration Policy Institute
Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, European Parliament 

End of Conference and Lunch