Conference programme

Conference languages: German and English

Displacement and Forced Migration –
Rethinking prevention

A detailed programme can be downloaded here

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

09.45 hrs Registration
10.15 hrs Welcome
Session I
A Global Challenge: International Responsibility and
Germany's Role in the Face of Rising Refugee Numbers
10.45 hrs Keynotes
11.15 Uhr Plenary discussion
Session II
The Causes of Displacement and Forced Migration:
The Historical Context
12.00 hrs Input
12.20 hrs Plenary discussion
13.00 hrs Lunch
Session III
Armed Conflict and Internal Repression
As Causes of Displacement
14.00 hrs Input
14.15 hrs Roundtable Talk
15.00 hrs Plenary discussion
16.00 hrs Coffee break
Session IV
Reducing the Appeal of Extremism –
Key Changes in Policy and Practice
16.30 hrs Input
16.45 hrs Roundtable Talk
17.30 hrs Plenary discussion


19.00 hrs Reception at the Berlin Town Hall
hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin

Thursday, 30 June 2016

09.00 hrs Registration
Session V
Environmental Chance Causing Forced Migration.
Prevention and Adaption
09.15 hrs Inputs
10.15 hrs Plenary discussion
11.00 hrs Coffee break with light refreshments
Session VI
Preventing Further Displacement.
Creating Prospects for Refugees in Neighbouring Countries
11.30 hrs Inputs
12.30 hrs Plenary discussion
Session VII
Towards Displacement-Sensitive Development and Foreign Policy?
13.15 hrs Outlook
13.30 hrs Closing remarks by the organisers

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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