Cross-Sectoral Forum "Social Dimensions of Migration: Challenges, Rights, Hopes", 10.-12.Dezember, Online-Forum, Ukraine Calling, Europa-Universität Viadrina

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Dear colleagues!


We are pleased to invite you to the Cross-Sectoral Forum "Social Dimensions of Migration: Challenges, Rights, Hopes", organized by National Institute for Strategic Studies in cooperation with Agency “Damo Radu”, Cedos think tank and the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.

The forum will last for three days from 10 to 12 December in a format of cross-sectoral exchange, and therefore is open for all interested participants be it from academia, civil society, arts, media, administration or politics.

December 10th. Transnational Rights of Migrants.

During the first day of the forum we held a conference dedicated to the social protection of migrants, in particular the rights to pensions and social security. We will discuss the problems that arise in the implementation of these rights and possible ways to solve them. Besides that, we explore how the theatre stage can become a space for articulation of migrant’s rights.

In the evening, you can join an interactive cross-sectoral networking event and to overcome your zoom-fatigue and meet representatives from academia, politics, civil society and culture in a low-threshold format. 

December 11th. A Grassroot Perspective on Migration.

On the second day of the forum we will talk about the challenges that grassroot initiatives and civil society organizations working on topics of migration are facing. Which role can independent documentary filmmaking play in addressing certain perspectives and to create societal awareness? This question will be in the focus of the second part of the day. 

December 12. Crossing Borders: Labour and Student Migration.

On the final day of the conference, we will reflect on how labour and student migration are discussed in the public discourse.

A special opportunity provides an Open Space: It offers to all participants the opportunity to organize themselves in a largely open process and to use their "know-how" and experience to develop constructive solutions on topics they find the most urgent. 

All events of the forum will take place online. To participate, please register. Deadline for registration: 8 December.

A detailed programme you can find

The forum is a part of the project “Ukraine Calling. Cross-Sectoral Capacity Building”. The project aims to promote the capacity building of the organizations from Ukraine, France, Poland and Germany working in the field of migration (in 2020) and local development (in 2021), as well as to foster cross-sectoral competences and transnational networking. The project is implemented by European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany,  (Germany) in close cooperation with Cedos think tank, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin (Germany) and the National Youth Council of Ukraine with kind support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

The forum is financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Italian organization "Patronato ACLI".

With kind regards from European University Viadrina

Stefan Henkel

Stefan Henkel

Europa-Universität Viadrina
Ukraine Calling 2.0
Große Scharrnstraße 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder)