Agenda

Start Campagne AmsterDak!, 15okt 17-19u Diaconie, Amsterdam

Amsterdammers met een groot hart, gezond verstand en wat ruimte over: we zoeken jullie hulp. Sinds 1 oktober staan er ongeveer 200 mensen op straat in onze stad. Ongedocumenteerde vluchtelingen, van minderjarige jongens uit Eritrea tot moeders met kinderen uit Nigeria. Officieel nog geen Nederlanders, maar wel Amsterdammers.

Wij starten daarom de campagne Amsterdak samen met hulporganisaties zoals het Wereldhuis, ASKV, Artikel 8EVRM, Vrouwen tegen uitzetting en Amsterdam City Rights. Wij geloven in de gastvrijheid van Amsterdammers en nodigen jullie daarom uit om met ons mee te zoeken naar oplossingen. Wie heeft er nog een logeerkamer over? Wie kent er een bedrijfspand met een aardige eigenaar? Welke organisatie heeft een zaal leegstaan?

Locatie: Nieuwe Herengracht 18, 1018 DP Amsterdam.
https://www.facebook.com/events/513240072831841/

Conference: Rethinking EU Migration and Asylum Policies - Managing immigration jointly with countries of origin and transit, 16okt 9-15:30u Brussel

Asylum and migration policy continues to be high up on the EU policy agenda and will remain an important topic for the next European Commission. Though current positions in the European Council regarding how to make progress on the Common European Asylum System seem deadlocked, there is considerable scope for dialogue and debate on the future of EU asylum policy as well as the wider issue of improving overall management of migration.

Issues we will debate at the conference: Citizens' attitudes towards the design of asylum policies; Cooperation with third countries on migration; Moving EU asylum and migration policy forward

SPEAKERS:

  • María del Consuelo Rumí Ibáñez, State Secretary for Migration, Spain
  • Teneng Mba Jaiteh, Ambassador of Gambia to the EU
  • Delara Burkhardt, MEP
  • Martin Ruhs, Professor at EUI

Venue: CEPS, 1 Place du Congrès, 1000 Brussels
https://www.ceps.eu/ceps-events/rethinking-eu-migration-and-asylum-policies-managing-immigration-jointly-with-countries-of-origin-and-transit/

Film "Colis Suspect", 17okt 17-19u Brussel

La crise des réfugiés et la fermeture des frontières de l'Union Européenne comme décors pour cette enquête sur l'instrumentalisation du discours sécuritaire et antiterroriste. Eentrée libre. 

http://www4.usaintlouis.be/4DACTION/WEB_Agendafiche/311/40459

Workshop: Cities and the global governance of migration, 17-18 October, Florence

Cities are becoming more and more active on the international and global migration scene, as demonstrated by their participation in the Global Compact of Migration or by the mobilisation of – old and new – transnational city networks on the issue of refugees' reception. Nevertheless, why and how cities get engaged in policy processes around migration issues beyond the borders of their national principals are still open questions. This workshop aims at establishing a dialogue between scholars who, from different disciplinary perspectives and using different theoretical and methodological approaches, are working on the mobilisation of cities in the global governance of migration. More information can be found here.

TK Commissie Laatste Inbreng Begroting J&V, 17okt12u

Farewell Lecture Tineke Strik : the need for evidence-based policies in migration management, Oct 18, 16:00 den Haag

Tineke Strik, Associate Professor in Migration Law at Radboud University Nijmegen and elected Member of the European Parliament (GreenLeft) will give a public farewell lecture on the need for evidence-based policies in migration management. Her lecture will combine academic insights and political reality. More information can be found here.

Documentaire Samen tegen Mensenhandel, 18okt 20u Pakhuis de Zwijger te Amsterdam

Anno 2019 zijn er volgens schattingen 46 miljoen mannen, vrouwen en kinderen slachtoffer van moderne slavernij. 71 procent van de slachtoffers zijn vrouwen en meisjes. Slavernij wordt aangetroffen in 167 landen. Naar schatting zijn er jaarlijks tussen de 5000 en 7500 slachtoffers van alle vormen van mensenhandel in Nederland. De uitbanning van de slavernij lijkt soms een hopeloze zaak, maar toch moet de afschaffing van deze verborgen misdaad een prioriteit blijven. Vanwege deze verborgenheid is het vooral belangrijk om er bekendheid aan te blijven geven.

https://dezwijger.nl/programma/docu-samen-tegen-mensenhandel

Event: "Return at any price?" 21okt 10-21u, Berlin

It is the declared aim of the Federal Government to increase the number of departures and in many cases it also dominates migration policy decisions in the EU. For this purpose, deportations and means to promote "voluntary return" are increasingly used. This project is being pursued irrespective of the situation in some countries of origin, which contradicts a safe return and reintegration. 

In the pursuit of regulatory interests, development cooperation and programs to promote "voluntary return" are increasingly being used. By 2020, the BMZ has earmarked some 150 million euros for the "Perspective Home" program alone in order to support return to countries such as Kosovo, Afghanistan or Nigeria and to facilitate reintegration.

With this symposium we would like to draw a bow from the political debate here to the situation on the ground. What does it mean for refugees and migrants to return to countries marked by violent conflicts? Under what conditions can sustainable reintegration be assumed? How "voluntarily" does the return actually happen today and what do counselling centres find themselves confronted with? What is the scope for action?

Location: Heinrich Böll Foundation - Federal Foundation Berlin, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin
https://calendar.boell.de/sites/default/files/2019-10/Programm%20Deutsch_FINAL.pdf
Registration is required at: https://calendar.boell.de/de/event/rueckkehr-um-jeden-preis 

International Conference: "Public opinion and forms of mobilization concerning asylum seekers and refugees in anti-immigrant times. Global challenges and local solutions", 24-25okt Brussel

Recent events in Europe, from the beginning of the so-called “reception crisis” to the present day, illustrate that strong polarizations mark the way cities responded to the arrival and transit of asylum seekers. Local contexts often showed autonomy and contrasted national trends in terms of both opinions and practices. In some instances, local politicians and citizens refused to take responsibility over reception duties assigned by their national government, and even rejected the arrival of asylum seekers to their territory. In other cases, local actors opposed restrictive state policies and anti-immigrant trends, showing specific ideas of hospitality and developing field practices that go far beyond first reception. In these instances, local governments and agencies, as well as CSOs, NGOs and the overall ecosystem of cities proved to be fundamental not only in the support of short-term management of reception structures, but also in the processes of social, economic and cultural integration of de facto refugees.

Attendance is free of charge, and includes online access to the conference programme, free PDF copy of the book on request, reception,  lunches and refreshments. Register nowhttp://blogs.ulg.ac.be/arts-minorites/en/pumomig/

Conference Public opinion, mobilizations and policies concerning asylum seekers and refugees in anti-immigrant times – Global challenges and local solutions, 24-25 okt Brussel

Recent events in Europe, from the beginning of the so-called “reception crisis” to the present day, illustrate that strong polarizations mark the way cities responded to the arrival and transit of asylum seekers. Local contexts often showed autonomy and contrasted national trends in terms of both opinions and practices. In some instances, local politicians and citizens refused to take responsibility over reception duties assigned by their national government, and even rejected the arrival of asylum seekers to their territory. In other cases, local actors opposed restrictive state policies and anti-immigrant trends, showing specific ideas of hospitality and developing field practices that go far beyond first reception. In these instances, local governments and agencies, as well as CSOs, NGOs and the overall ecosystem of cities proved to be fundamental not only in the support of short-term management of reception structures, but also in the processes of social, economic and cultural integration of de facto refugees.

http://blogs.ulg.ac.be/arts-minorites/en/pumomig/

Odysseus yearly conference  24 - 25 October Helsinki

This conference takes place on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Tampere conclusions adopted by the European Council under a Finnish Presidency on 15 & 16 October 1999. Instead of looking backwards, this landmark anniversary provides an opportunity to brainstorm about future priorities for the development of the visas, borders, migration and asylum policies within the next five years, anticipating the future guidelines that the European Council will adopt for the period 2020-2024.

Access to the conference is free of charge, including the coffee breaks and evening dinner on 24th October. Register here as soon as possible for the waiting list

Webinar Johannes Wier Stichting : Vluchtelingen en de GGZ, 24okt 20-21:30u

Programma:

  • Hans Rohlof: psychodiagnostiek en psychotherapie bij vluchtelingen.
  • Aram Hasan: psychische problematiek van vluchtelingen beschouwd van binnenuit.
  • Sander Kramer: ethische aspecten in de GGZ-behandeling van asielzoekers.
  • Vragen en discussie. Onder leiding van Fransje Snijders

Contact en aanmelden:  info@johannes-wier.nl

Training: Hoe werken aan een zinvol toekomstperspectief voor mensen zonder verblijf?, 24okt 9-17u Antwerpen

Je leert als hulpverlener hoe je werkt aan een zinvol toekomstperspectief voor mensen zonder wettig verblijf. We wisselen theorie en praktische oefening af. 

Heb je vragen over inschrijven of betalingen? Contacteer atlas.openaanbod@antwerpen.be.
https://www.atlas-antwerpen.be/nl/agenda/hoe-werken-aan-een-zinvol-toekomstperspectief-voor-mensen-zonder-verblijf

Amsterdam City Rights: Markt met internationale entrepreneurs, 27okt 14-18u A’dam

Locatie: de Volkskamer, Van Ostadestraat 233-D Amsterdam
Info: https://nl-nl.facebook.com/events/589295434904982/

Bijeenkomst “Vrouwen, Verblijfsrecht en Internationale Verdragen”, 28 okt14.30-17.30u A’dam

Vanwege het afhankelijk verblijfsrecht moeten nieuwkomers de eerste vijf jaar van hun verblijf in Nederland bij hun partner wonen, op straffe van verlies van hun verblijfsvergunning. Wat betekent deze juridische afhankelijkheid voor de zelfstandigheid van vrouwen? In hoeverre maakt deze afhankelijkheid haar kwetsbaar(der) voor geweld? Hoe verhoudt de vijf jaar durende afhankelijke verblijfsvergunning zich tot internationale verdragen zoals het VNVrouwenverdrag en het Istanbul Verdrag?

Hierover gaat de bijeenkomst die het Netwerk VN-Vrouwenverdrag op 28 oktober a.s. organiseert samen met de Landelijke Werkgroep Mudawannah, Marokkaanse Vrouwen Vereniging Nederland (MVVN), de Nederlandse Vrouwenraad (NVR), Nisa4Nisa en TIYE International.

Toegang gratis, aanmelden via schaduwrapportage@gmail.com
Locatie: Amnesty International Nederland Keizersgracht 177, 1016 DR Amsterdam

Herdenking overledenen aan de grenzen van Europa, 30okt 19:30u Eindhoven

Linda Polman houdt een lezing over haar boek; “Niemand wil ze hebben”. Het verhaal van Linda Polman over het Europese “Vluchtelingenmanagement”begint in de zomer van 1938.

Locatie: huiskamer van de Hoogstraatgemeenschap, Hoogstraat 301A te Eindhoven.
https://hoogstraatgemeenschap.nl/agenda/

Wake detentiecentrum Rotterdam, 3nov 16-17u

De wakes bij het detentiecentrum Rotterdam vinden plaats elke eerste zondag van de maand, van 16-17u.

Adres: Portelabaan 7, 3045 AT Rotterdam. Contact: connie@maraprojecten.nl

Wake Detentiecentrum Zeist: 3nov, 16.30 uur

Uit protest tegen de detentie van vreemdelingen waken de Raden van Kerken van Zeist en Soest al meer dan elf jaar elke eerste zondag van de maand. 

Locatie: het hek van het Detentiecentrum, Richelleweg 13, Soesterberg

Per auto: Afslag Soesterberg.
OV: bus 56, halte Kampweg Soesterberg, 10 min. lopen via Kampweg

Raden van kerken Zeist en Soest/Soesterberg
Informatie: 06 29025008 / 06-38795678; www.wakezeist.nl

ELENA Course on International protection in Europe, 8-9 November 2019, Sevilla

This year the Advanced ELENA Course will provide an engaging forum for legal practitioners, academics and decision makers to discuss, analyse and reflect upon the legal challenges related to international protection in Europe, discuss access to asylum, detention and return operations. The Course sessions will cover the recent ECtHR jurisprudence on the principle of non-refoulement; immigration detention and alternatives to it under international and EU law as well as explore emerging issues such as Dublin arrangements and bilateral agreements. The content of the course will also address Frontex accountability and the legal challenges faced by SAR operations.

Finally, three workshops are offered on 1) the interplay between human trafficking and asylum; 2) on how to advance refugee protection through the UN mechanisms and 3) challenge the International Protection Alternative (IPA) practice in asylum claims.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-elena-course-2019-international-protection-in-europe-persistent-challenges-and-litigation-registration-69978721239

Global Forum on Migration & Development Civil Society Days 19-22 November Quito, Ecuador.

Apply to participate by Friday 30 August. You can find the application forms in English, Spanish and French. Also read the FAQs before applying, available in English , Spanish  and French 

Werkdag Geloven zonder grenzen 23 november - Amersfoort

Deze dag staat de betrokkenheid van kerken bij vluchtelingen en asielzoekers centraal. Hoe kunnen we onze idealen van compassie en rechtvaardigheid levend houden in een weerbarstige praktijk? Hoe kunnen we hierover in lokale kerkgemeenschappen gesprek gaan en hoe kunnen we praktische aan de slag? Bekijk meer info en het programma.

TK Commissie over JBZ-Raad, 28nov 10-12:30u

Agenda:

  • Formele JBZ-Raad 2 en 3 december (JBZ-onderwerpen op het terrein van asiel- en vreemdelingenbeleid)