EU Resettlement Network

Presentations - Day 2: Workshops

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Click on the speakers' names to access their presentations. For more details, click on "More information about the workshop". This section includes:

Objective(s) of the workshop, Highlights and main conclusions of the workshop and some of the Speakers' presentations

 

EU Resettlement Policy

Facilitators: Johannes van der Klaauw (UNHCR) and Aspasia Papadopoulou (ECRE)

Speakers:

  • Mathias Oel, Head of Asylum Unit, DG Home
  • Oskar Ekblad, Swedish Migration Board
  • Annabelle Roig, UNHCR Brussels
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'For Us By Us' - involving and empowering resettled refugees

Facilitators: Tesfamhret Tsegazghi (Refugee Council UK) & Rachel Westerby (ICMC)

Speakers:

Via videolink:

  • Carmel Guerra, Centre for Multicultural Youth (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Ahmed Dini, Munira Yusef & Farah Faiq, resettled young people (Melbourne, Australia)
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Promoting welcoming communities - cities and neighbourhoods

Facilitators: Hazel Williams & Barbara Thomas

Speakers:

  • Kathelijne Houben, Flemish Refugee Action
  • Ildiko Szasz, Menedek
  • Marisel Soto Godoy, HAAPA and Elina Hienola, City of Jyvaskyla Finland
  • Katerina Simova, Government of the Czech Republic
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Pre-departure cultural orientation

Facilitator: David Derthick (IOM)

Speakers:

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'Looking back, Moving Forward' - EU Funding for resettlement now & in the future

Facilitator: Petra Hueck (ICMC)

Speakers:

  • Monika Wendleby, Swedish government
  • Tracey Raw, UK Border Agency
  • Patrick Lefèvre, EC DG Home
  • Mathieu Tardis, France Terre d'Asile
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'Different groups, different approaches' - working with specific refugee groups

Facilitator: Charlotte Cooke, British Refugee Council

Speakers:

  • Anne Dussart, Caritas
  • Anette Jenssen, Faaborg municipality & Kristine Bjerre, Danish Refugee Council
  • Beam Teasdale, AUSCO programme, IOM Thailand
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'Mental wellbeing and vulnerable refugees - a psychosocial approach

Facilitator: Guglielmo Schinina, IOM

Speakers:

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Universities, higher education and resettlement

Facilitator: Berend Jonker, Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF, the Netherlands)

Speakers:

  • Gaya Blom, UAF
  • Sarah Eldridge, City of Sanctuary, UK
  • Fasil Agegnehu, resettled to the Netherlands
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Family reunification and the status of resettled refugees

Speakers:

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'Cities that Care, Cities that SHARE' - SHARE project launch and network event

Facilitator: Nick Scott Flynn, Red Cross UK

Speakers:

  • Johan Ketelers, Secretary General, ICMC
  • Wei-Meng Lim Kabaa, UNHCR
  • Nathalie Guri, Eurocities
  • Jan Fitzgerald, Sheffield City Council
  • Petra Hueck, Head of Office, ICMC
  • Rachel Westerby, City Coordinator, ICMC
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Training and Employment

Facilitator: Marie Wilson (UNHCR) & Barbara Thomas (US government)

Speakers:

  • Htoo Wah, resettled refugee from Myanmar
  • Denton, Tyson Foods US
  • Julie Mansfield, Refugee Action UK
  • Maria Berg, County Administrative Board Gävleborg
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Improving resettlement programmes - learning from each other

Facilitator: Torsten Moritz, CCME

Speakers:

  • Tracey Raw, UK Border Agency
  • Petr Novak, Ministry of Interior Czech Republic
  • Evelyn Jäger, Head of Unit reception and integration of migrants, citizenship Holstein, Germany
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Services facilitating post-arrival integration

Facilitator: William Kweku Paintsil

Speakers:

  • Adriana de Fijter, NLCO, IOM, The Hague
  • Thang Hlun, NORCO trainer and former resettled refugee
  • Sanja Bebic, Centre of Applied Linguistics, COR, US
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Getting ready for resettlement - Planning the basics

Facilitator: Hazel Williams

Speakers:

  • Charlotte Cooke, British Refugee Council
  • Robert Kutschenreuter, COA, Netherlands
  • Hasan Matti, resettled refugee from Iraq
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Resettlement in smaller cities and municipalities

Facilitator: Rachel Westerby, City Coordinator, ICMC

Speaker:

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2020 Campaign Lab - towards a joint EU resettlement campaign

Facilitator: Mike Kay

Speaker:

More information about 'Resettlement Saves Lives' - 2020 Campaign

CLOSING PLENARY

Moving Forward under an EU Resettlement Programme

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs

Claus Folden, European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Bernd Hemingway, IOM - Regional Representative

Wei-Meng Lim-Kabaa, Deputy Director, Comprehensive Solutions, Division of International Protection, UNHCR HQs

Johan Ketelers, ICMC - Secretary General