Public Conference “New forms of confinement at the European Union’s doorstep“


On 8 June Migreurop is organising a conference on "New forms of confinement at the European Union’s doorstep" at the Galileo Cultural Centre in Madrid (c/ Galileo 39, 28015 Madrid) from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
Registration recommended : here


9:30 am: Registration of participants
10:00 am: The development of the hotspot approach since 2015

I. When the hotspot approach is drifting apart: sorting, detention and coercion at the external borders of the European Union

10:30 am: The enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, precursors of the hotspot approach
10:50 am: Targeted detention in Morocco in the name of the protection of European borders

11:10 am: Coffee-break

11:30 am: Italy - tracking, sorting, dispersing or deporting migrants
12:00 pm: Greece: forgotten humans on overcrowded islands
12:20 pm-12:50 pm: Q&A

1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Lunch

II. What’s next with the hotspot approach: from controlled centres to “regional disembarkation arrangements”

2:30 pm: Malta – between unpredictable disembarkation and systematic detention
2:50 pm: Spain – from ‘reception’ to detention
3:10 pm: Towards new partnerships
3:40 pm: Q&A

4:10 pm: break

4:30 pm: Mobilisations and ideas for action

6:00 pm: Closing session


Programme conference - Madrid 2019

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