On 6 November 2020, from 11 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. (CET), in cooperation between 11.11.11 and UGent (Migration Law Research Group, HRC and CESSMIR), an online expert discussion will be organised on the EU-Africa cooperation and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum: ‘Cooperation or Externalisation?’.
The following panelists will share their insights on latest developments from a legal, policy and field perspective and assess if and how the New Pact on Migration and Asylum can offer a way forward:
- Professor Thomas Spijkerboer – Professor Migration Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Amanda Bisong – Policy Officer, ECDPM
- Raffaella Greco Tonegutti – Migration and Development Expert, Belgian Development Agency Enabel
- Maiga Ibrahim Soumaila – Coordinator of the Médecins du Monde Belgium mission in Niger
Journalist Kasper Goethals (De Standaard) will moderate the debate, which will take place on the platform Zoom.
This event immediately precedes the online PhD masterclass for junior researchers on the same issue with a focus on migrants’ perspectives, that same afternoon (see invitation below).