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10th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration: Demystifying Migration and Harnessing Its Power

This year, during three days we focused mainly on:

  • latest migration policies and trends
  • myths and realities about migration
  • climate migration and its complex interlinkages
  • migrants’ rights and state sovereignty




Among lecturers in alphabetical order there were:

  • Karin Atassi | intercultural worker, Brno Municipality, Czech Republic
  • Ľudovít Bíró | Director of Migration Office, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic & EMN Steering Board member for the Slovak Republic
  • Linda Cottone | Project Officer at Immigration and Border Governance Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Headquarters, Switzerland
  • Nicole Epting | Regional Representative, UNHCR Representation for Central Europe, Hungary
  • François Gemenne | specialist of environmental geopolitics and migration governance & Director of the Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège, Belgium
  • Iris Goldner Lang | Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia & holder of the UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of Persons, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue
  • Estefanía Guallar Ariño | Data Coordinator, Migration Governance Indicators at Global Data Institute, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Germany
  • Fahmida Miah | Programme Manager at Climate Outreach, United Kingdom
  • Magnus Ovilius | Head of Sector and Senior Expert for Forecasting, Preparedness and Policy Monitoring at the European Commission
  • Pascal Reyntjens | Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chad
  • Lenka Šafránková Pavlíčková | sociologist & Project Manager at SocioFactor, Czech Republic
  • Vladimír Šucha | Head of the Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic
  • Michal Vašečka | sociologist & Program Director at Bratislava Policy Institute, Slovakia
  • Koko Warner | Director of IOM's Global Data Institute, Germany

Public Events

Like in previous years, we brought the seminar topics also to the public. In the evenings, you joined us for a theatre play Home, Where Is Yours? followed by a discussion and a film The Old Oak. More information is available in the section Public Events.     

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