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Digital Conference “Potentials and Limitations of Subnational Responses to the Migrant Question in Europe”
4. March 2021 @ 9:00 - 5. March 2021 @ 18:30
The international conference “Potentials and Limitations of Subnational Responses to the Migrant Question in Europe” is organized by the Greek Organization Inter Alia and supported by “From the Sea to the City”-Initiative, of which the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform is a founding member. The conference brings together mayors and local representatives, EU policy makers, civil society and researchers to discuss EU migration politics and policies beyond the framework of nation-states, including local governance institution.
European cities and municipalities in particular play a central role in the reception and integration of migrants. On the one hand, because they do the bulk of inclusion work on the ground, and on the other hand, because they give access to the city services. Only with the help of the municipal level in close contact with civil society and solidarity initiatives can the needs and wishes of migrants be identified.
The digital conference is divided into two parts. The first part is dedicated to the subject Local Governance & Migrant Policy and takes place on March 4, 2021. The second Part takes place at March 5, 2021 and deals with the topics of Local Governance, Migrant Integration & Social Cohesion.
In the second part of the international conference on March 5, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dr. Malisa Zobel, Head of Municipal Development and Integration Initiative at HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform will introduce the “From the Sea to the City”-Initiative and host the Panel about potentials and barriers of civic-public partnerships and how administration, civil society and politics can better cooperate at the local level to relaunch a new European migration policy from the bottom-up. She will speak with Eleonora de Majo, City Councillor at the City of Naples, Marie Naass, SeaWatch, Matthias Mertens, Europe Must Act and Xavi Ferrer, Barcelona en Comù and Federico Alagna, researcher at university of bologna and former deputy-mayor for culture messina in sicily.
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