EMN Norway


We have the pleasure of announcing that this year’s Norwegian EMN Conference will be held on September 30, and that this year’s topic will beReception Facilities for Asylum Seekers in Europe – A Comparative Perspective

Register here. We look forward to seeing you there!


08.30-09.00 Registration.

09.00-09.15 Welcome note by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

09.15-09.30 Presentation of conference topic. Researchers from Institute for Social Research, Oslo: Vigdis Vevstad/ and Jan-Paul Brekke.

I. Reception conditions and facilities
09.30-10.10 Legal basis and future perspectives. Presentation of EMN report 2013 on reception facilities. Speakers: EU Commission/EMN service provider.

10.10-10.40 Managing reception centres in times of fluctuations. Speaker: Representatives from some European Immigration authorities. Q and A.

11.00-12.00 Who should run the reception facilities? Local authorities, humanitarian organisations or commercial actors? Experiences from Norway. Speakers: Representatives from active operators in Norway. Q and A.

12.00-13.00 Lunch

II. Asylum seekers with special needs
13.00-13.30 Victims of torture: Identification and follow-up. Speaker: University of Oslo.

13.30-14.15 Unaccompanied minors. Speaker: UNHCR + Q and A + Coffee

III. Longstayers in reception facilities
14.30 – 15.00 Challenges & solutions. Speaker: Directorate of Immigration/Police.

15.00 – 15.30 Longstayers – humanitarian and managerial perspectives. Speaker: TBA + Q and A

15.30 – 15.45 A practical take on reception conditions and facilities. The road ahead. Speaker: TBA