#Med2019 - Agenda

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Parco dei Principi Hotel, Rome


BEYOND MANAGEMENT: LEGAL PATHWAYS FOR MIGRATION As migration management has been stuck in “crisis mode” for a long time, it is now urgent to reflect on long-term responses. This panel will revolve around two issues:
(a) how to strengthen regular, safe, and legal migration pathways;
(b) how to make such pathways sustainable, both for the EU and Southern Mediterranean countries.

• What is the state of play of the current debate, and what is the outlook for feasible mechanisms going forward?

BEYOND PROTECTION: LOCAL PRACTICES AND EXPERIENCES Given the relevance of local institutions in the implementation of migration and integration policies, the question of legal pathways can only be realistically addressed by involving officials and policymakers working at the local level – from origin countries, as well as from transit and receiving communities – in the discussion.

• What challenges and opportunities do local policy makers dealing with migration face, and how can they be supported?


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  • Amer Al Sabaileh, Director, Middle East Media and Policy Studies Institute (MEMPSI), Jordan
  • Emadeddin Badi, Nonresident Scholar, Countering Terrorism and Extremism Program, Middle East Institute (MEI), Libya
  • Stefano Bianchi, Head, Visa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
  • Nadine Biehler, Associate, Global Issues Research Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Germany
  • Annalisa Camilli, Journalist, Internazionale, Italy
  • Raul Caruso, Professor, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
  • Valerio Caruso, Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice Minister Del Re, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
  • Enrico Coletta, Senior Manager Public Policy, Ernst&Young, Italy
  • Patrick Doelle, Migration Policy Officer, DG Home, European Commission
  • Martin Doucet, Counsellor and Migration Program Manager, Embassy of Canada, Italy
  • Simon Engelkes, Project Coordinator, Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Tunisia
  • Oliviero Forti, Head, Immigration Office, Caritas Italiana, Italy
  • Marcello Giordani, Project Coordinator for strategic and institutional management of migration in Libya, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Tunisia
  • Christine Grau, Head of Division, Migration and Human Security, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Ole Grogro, Deputy Head of the Political Section, German Embassy in Rome, Italy
  • Mona Lou Günnewig, Project Assistant Migration, Migration Messenger Project, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Germany
  • Caroline Kanter, Head, Rome Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Italy
  • Rebecca Murray, Freelance journalist and researcher, USA
  • Maddalena Occhetta, Manager ITP External Engagement, Philip Morris International
  • Benedetta Oddo, Senior Strategic Advisor to Libyan Municipalities, Nicosia Initiative
  • Daniele Panzeri, Head, Migration and Development Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Italy
  • Yves Pascouau, Senior Associate Researcher, Institut Jacques Delors, France
  • Karoline Popp, Researcher, The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), Germany
  • Holger Schamberg, Head of Unit, Readmission Africa, Near and Middle East, Ministry of Interior, Germany
  • Philipp Schmidt, Working Group Interior and Home, CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Germany
  • Bettina Seitz, Desk Officer, Unit for Residence, National Contact Points and Country Coordination, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany
  • Laura Zanfrini, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

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