Webinaire: Migrants, Human Dignity an Resilience
17 février 2021 - 16:00
COMECE & Sant’Egidio BXL Europe organize a Webinar on “MIGRANTS, HUMAN DIGNITY AND RESILIENCE”
The aim of this event is to raise voices of migrants, asylum seekers and hosting communities and to listen to the problems they faced on the ground and how they overcame them. It is also to reflect together on how the EU could create a more favourable environment for them and with them.
16:00-16:05 Welcoming and presentation
- Professor Jan De Volder, Secretary General of Sant’Egidio BXL Europe
- Fr Manuel Barrios Prieto, Secretary General of COMECE
16:05-16:40 Testimonies of migrants and hosting communties
Question: How have you overcome the difficulties when coming to Europe in the journey, upon arrival and in the path to become an active actor in the hosting society?
16:35-16:55 How the EU supports and should support migrants’ resilience?
Question: How do you, regardless of political affiliation or mandate, react to these experiences? What may be done to include migrants and refugees in policymaking and integration plans?
- Javier Zarzalejos, MEP, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, EPP.
- Damian Boeselager, MEP, Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Substitute of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Greens.
17:00-17:15 A visual snapshot of daily life for migrants in Greece, by Dr. Alkisti Alevropoulou-Malli
Question: What are the roles of agency, dignity and a sense of normality in building resilience? A commentary accompanied by the display of selected pictures from migrant settlements in Greece.
- Dr. Alkisti Alevropulou-Malli, academic and freelance humanitarian photographer. Co-author of “Idomeni – Waiting for Home”.
17:15-17:25 Questions and Answers
17:25-17:30 Concluding Remarks