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

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

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?

REPORT ONLINE

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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