Responding effectively to the large-scale movement of peoples has become one of the greatest challenges of our time. The changing patterns and visibility of the numbers of people seeking refuge as well as better lives and opportunities across borders have all profoundly impacted the global political environment.
The Scaling Fences report focuses specifically on contemporary irregular African migrants arriving to Europe. In efforts to bring the voices of this contemporary group of travelers to the forefront of policy making, UNDP Africa has interviewed thousands of Africans who have travelled through irregular means to Europe.
The event will present findings and recommendations of the Scaling Fences research project and open a space for debate on irregular migration among academic experts and participants.
AHUNNA EZIAKONWADirector, UNDP Africa
MOHAMED YAHYAResident Representative, UNDP Nigeria
PROF. DR. INE LIETAERTUNU-CRIS; UGent, Social Work and Social Pedagogy
PROF. DR. ILSE RUYSSENUGent, Economics
OMAR CHAMVUB, Institute for European Studies
DR. ORTUN MERKLEUNU-Merit
Opening remarks by PROF. DR. ILKE ADAM, VUB, Institute for European Studies, Migration & Diversity
Register via this link: https://www.ies.be/content/scaling-fences-voices-irregular-african-migrants-europe