SHARE Network Conference Programme & Presentations

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Monday 21st October 2013

Welcome & introduction to the SHARE Network Conference
  • Bernard Ryelandt - President, ICMC Europe
  • Petra Hueck - Head of Office, ICMC Europe
'From global to local' - resettlement, protection and international solidarity in European regions and cities
  • Vincent Cochetel - Director of the Bureau for Europe, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Hilde Scheidt - Deputy Mayor, city of Aachen
  • Abdulkareem Abdulkareem - Iraqi engineer resettled to Munich
Refugee resettlement and integration in European cities and regions - a comparative overview

The SHARE Project 2012-13

  • Rachel Westerby - ICMC Europe

EXPERT PANEL: The SHARE City Visit Exchange Programme

  • Belinda Gallup - Sheffield City Council
  • Chris Ward - Refugee Action (UK)
  • Frowynke Siegers - British Refugee Council
  • Tuula Haapio - city of Tampere
  • Elisabeth Verniers - Caritas International (Belgium)
  • Sabe Soe - Burma Center Prague
  • Diana Karabinova - Red Cross Austria
  • Ana Fontal - European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE)


Tuesday 22nd October 2013

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 'Network-building, exchange and engagement with European regions and cities - recipes for success!'
  • Helge Lunde - Executive Director, International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)

            To watch a video about ICORN click here.

INTERACTIVE PANEL 1 moderated by Torsten Moritz (CCME)

Welcoming communities & humanitarian cities       

  • Cllr. Jackie Drayton - Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Families, Sheffield City Council (UK)
  • Kristine Bjerre - Danish Refugee Council
  • Akoi Bazzie - British Refugee Council
  • Joseph Walker - Gateway Communities Forum (UK)
  • Ingeborg Heck-Böckler - Amnesty International/Save Me, city of Aachen (Germany)
  • Tiffy Allen - City of Sanctuary (UK)

INTERACTIVE PANEL 2 moderated by Petra Hueck (ICMC Europe)

The 'resettlement laboratory' - developing integration practices through resettlement

INTERACTIVE PANEL 3 moderated by Rachel Westerby (ICMC Europe)

Researching resettlement - integration at the local & regional level

INTERACTIVE PANEL 4 moderated by Rachel Westerby (ICMC Europe)

Peer learning & exchange in the SHARE Network