Conference programme

Conference languages German and  English

Pathways towards Coordinated African Migration Governance:
The African Regional Organisations’ Role

Day 1 – 7 April 2016

09.00 hrs Registration
09.30 hrs Welcome
SESSION I
The Significance of Migration, Mobility and
Regional Integration for the African Continent
10.00 hrs Keynotes
Discussion
SESSION II
Taking Stock: The Migration Politics of the Recs
11.15 hrs Input
Discussion
12.00 hrs Lunch
SESSION III
13.15 hrs Food for Thought:
The Right to Freedom of Movement
SESSION IV
Free Movement of Persons:
Intention and Reality
13.30 hrs Inputs
Discussion
15.30 hrs Coffee Break
SESSION V
Mobility and Employment:
Motor for Regional Economic Integration?
16.00 hrs Inputs
Discussion

Cultural Programme

18.00 hrs Sightseeing tour of Potsdam
19.30 hrs Reception hosted by the
Minister-President of Land Brandenburg

Day 2 – 8 April 2016

SESSION VI
Migrants as Agents of Development:
Role of the Diaspora
09.30 hrs Inputs
Discussion
11.30 hrs Break for coffee and refreshments
SESSION VII
Towards a Cooperative Migration Policy
Between Africa and the EU
12.00 hrs Inputs
Discussion
14.00 hrs Closing remarks from the organisers

A detailed programme can be downloaded as pdf file

NEWS

Peace must grow from within – but how?

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On 8th February 2018, we invite you to a public evening event at the famous Frauenkirche Dresden. The keynote on "Peace must grow from within – but how?" will be given by the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Furthermore, Vera Baboun, former Mayor of Bethlehem, Tanja Gönner from GIZ and Hajer Sharief, Extremely Together Young Leader from Libya, will speak about their experience on the long and winding road to peaceful coexistence.

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sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement Agenda 2030 worldwide

PRESENTATIONS NOW ONLINE

On 5th and 6th December 2017, sef: hosted, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, its annual Bonn Symposium. More than 120 experts discussed good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide. You will find all speakers’ presentations here. A conference report will be published soon. 

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sef: Policy Lunch 2017

Possible UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights

REPORT PUBLISHED

At the end of October, the third negotiations on a UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights took place in Geneva. Goal of the negotiations is a legally binding instrument for States and Businesses. With a sef: Policy Lunch, sef: and CIDSE informed the Brussels community on the outcome of the negotiations on 20 November, and discussed the European positions. Our short conference report provides an overview.

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First Parliamentary Breakfast

sef: in dialogue with Members of Parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia

On 20 December 2017, sef: welcomed nearly 20 Members of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia to a Parliamentary Breakfast. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Renate Hendricks, provided  an overview of the history of sef: and its current projects. The subsequent discussion focussed on possible links to the one world and sustainability policy of the federal state.

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“Sustaining Peace” – Current challenges for democracy

ANNOUNCEMENT

2018 will be the start of a new high-level sef: series called Dresden Forum for International Politics. On 8/9 February 2018, international experts will convene to discuss current challenges for democracies. What are possible pathways towards lasting peace and nonviolent societies? Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, and Steve Killelea, Publisher of the Global Peace Index, have already confirmed their participation.

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