European Social Forum on Migration from March 15th until March 26th 2021

Caritas International Belgium European Social Forum on Migration from March 15th until March 26th 2021

© ESFM - Join the very first European Social Forum on Migration, a unique opportunity to reflect collectively on the future of humanity and that of the planet.

© ESFM - Join the very first European Social Forum on Migration, a unique opportunity to reflect collectively on the future of humanity and that of the planet.

10/03/2021

Participate in the digital workshops of the first European Social Forum on Migration (ESFM): a forum of hope and a call to action. More than a digital event, this is an invitation to reflect on migration as a collective element of a new, inclusive, and fully ethical framework. The Belgian delegation[1] kindly invites you to their two regional workshops, on March 18th and 19th, which will focus on welcoming societies and economic migration.

“A welcoming society: from local to national level, what strategies of influence can be promoted?”

How can we ensure that alternative, positive and constructive initiatives can constitute a real balance of power, exert influence and eventually change the course of migration policy on a national and European level? This is the central question of this workshop. During the workshop, four pairs of speakers will share various hospital reception projects (results, obstacles, and challenges) that were implemented in their country. They’ll also propose possible strategies.

  • Date: Thursday, March 18th from 6.30 until 8.30 pm.
  • Languages: instant translation in FR, SPA, ENG.
  • Speakers: Maurizio Coppola of the Mouvement Migrants et Réfugiés in Naples (Italy), Justine Festjens of OCU-France (France), Paulo Illes of OCU-Portugal (Portugal), Corinne Le Gros of CNCD-11.11.11 (Belgium), Serena Tallarico of Jungi Mundu (Italie), John van Tilborg of the Inlia Foundation (Netherlands), migrant’s perspective (Netherlands & Belgium).
  • Registration: mandatory and free of charge via this form.
  • Contact person: Cécile Vanderstappen via cecile.vanderstappen@cncd.be

“Economic migration and migrant workers’ rights”

How to provide safe and legal channels of migration for migrant workers? What kind of legal migration can be developed in terms of job opportunities? Why do examples of worker integration not become the dominant model? To answer these questions, four countries will report on different initiatives (results, obstacles, and challenges) implemented in their countries and will propose possible strategies.

  • Date: Friday, March 19th from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
  • Languages: instant translation in FR, SPA, ENG.
  • Speakers: Sami Adouani of the Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux (Tunisia), Salima Bensalem of Anapec (Morocco), Grégoire Douxchamps of Enabel (Belgium), Jean René Bilongo of FLAI CGIL migrants (Italy) and Thierry Horner of SIT (Switzerland).
  • Registration: mandatory and free of charge via this form.
  • Contact person: Tom Devriendt via t.devriendt@caritasint.be

First European Social Form on migration

Faced with the closure of European frontiers, the externalization of migration policies, restrictions on freedom of movement that lead to massive violation of the human rights op people in exile throughout their migratory journeys, on European roads, and faced with the criminalization of solidarity citizens, social and collective movements of civil society organizations based in several European countries are calling for the organization of the first European Social Forum on Migration (ESFM). More information on this European initiative can be found on www.fsemlisboa.org

Les inscriptions sont terminées - Registrations are closed - Inschrijvingen zijn voltooid.

Footnote :

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The Belgian delegation is made up of CNCD-11.11.11, 11.11.11, Caritas International, ACV / CSC, FGTB, SB Overseas and MOC.

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