Panel discussion "Cities of Migrant Solidarity: An International Dialogue"

18:00 - 19:45 (CET)

Cities are important places for understanding migrant integration and refugee protection around the world. Although nation states generally claim authority over the selection and reception of migrants and refugees, cities are usually the places where migrants and refugees integrate into the social fabric of society, where they participate in economic and social life and develop a sense of belonging. In some cases, many cities even protect and integrate residents who are denied legal status by nation states. "Cities of Migration Solidarity: An International Dialogue" is an interactive event that brings together a group of international experts, practitioners and policy makers to present different approaches and experiences on the capacity of cities to support vulnerable migrants and refugees. Our aim is to raise awareness of the current state of Solidarity Cities around the world. Accordingly, this event will provide an opportunity for speakers and the audience to network and exchange ideas on the current and future challenges for cities to become welcoming and inclusive communities.

VenueDocumentation Centre for Flight, Expulsion and Reconciliation,
Stresemannstraße 90, 10963 Berlin
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Event language: English

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

16:30 - 17:30 - (Optional) guided tour with Dr Gundula Bavendamm, Director, Documentation Centre for Flight, Expulsion and Reconciliation

18:00 - 18:15 - Welcome speeches

  • Dr Gundula Bavendamm, Director, Documentation Centre for Flight, Expulsion and Reconciliation
  • Organisation team

18:15 - 19:45 - Panel discussion

  • Prof Dr Harald Bauder, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
  • Alina Lyapina, Berlin Governance Platform (BGP), Germany
  • Marta Siciarek, Regional Coordinator for Migration Policy, Pomerania Region, Poland
  • Prof Dr Carolina Stefoni, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile
  • Moderation: Alexander Thamm, Kosmopolis

19:45 - 22:00 - Reception & networking

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