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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!
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.
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