Migration Debate: Routes and Roots


On October 30th 2015, Vice Versa will organize an online debate about "Migration Routes and Roots". The debate will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger  (Amsterdam).
What are the root causes of migratory flows in the world? And above all, who are responsible for ensuring an integrated approach to the solutions? And what role the Netherlands plays in all of this? These questions will be discussed together with experts, social entrepreneurs and NGO representatives. The goal is to have deep and refreshing dialogue, with room for innovative and outbox ideas.   

One of the panellists is our Director Fatumo Farah (HIRDA), who will look back at the Global Forum on Migration and Development, held in October in Istanbul.

Prof. dr. Henk van Houtum (Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Bergamo), migration expert Wies Maas (ICMC), and social entrepreneur Ama van Dantzig (Dr. Monk) create the frameworks of the debate going on in Van Houtums ten-point plan for another boundary policy.

Then discuss Nico Kussendrager (journalist) and Ayaan Abukar (political scientist) the role of the media and Diaspora in the image and attractiveness of Europe among young people in Africa.

The panel discussion between Farah Karimi (Oxfam Novib), Dr. Ali S. Faqi (the Somali ambassador to the European Union), Irene Visser (Netherlands-African Business Council) and Martin Wyss (International Organisation for Migration in the Netherlands) focuses on constructive solutions of the current migration issues and interpretations of shared responsibility.

We conclude the evening with an inspiring speech Mpanzu Bamenga, human rights lawyer and councillor in Eindhoven.

 Come and join in the conversation on a subject as old as mankind.

Friday, October 30 2015

20: 00-22: 00 (entry 19:30)

Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam)

Admission is free

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