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

This year, during three days we will focus 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 will be:

  • 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
  • Janne Teller | novelist & former conflict advisor to the EU and UN, Denmark
  • 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 are bringing the seminar topics also to the public. In the evenings, you can join us for a theatre play Home, Where Is Yours? followed by a discussion and a film The Old Oak. More information will be available in the section Public Events

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