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.
On Wednesday, December 9, at 5 pm, the last online panel of the initiative “From the Seat to the City” (#Sea2City) will take place. The HVGP is a founding member of the #Sea2City-Initiative, which has been organizing panel discussions on the demands of the initiative since July.
On World Refugee Day, June 20, 2020, the initiative From the Sea to the City launched a campaign for a human rights-based EU refugee policy. Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, the conference of European cities and civil society planned for this summer in Palermo had to be postponed to April 16 & 17, 2021. To ensure that the time until then can still be used efficiently, the initiative is organizing several online panels around the five demands of the consortium for a new approach to EU refugee policy.