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Family Reunification Legislation in Europe: Is it Discriminatory for Migrant Women?

Event
Joint hearing
Datum
10 November 2011 from 15:00 to 18:30
Ort
European Parliament, Room A1G3
60 rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels
10.11.2011

DOCUMENTATION OF THE EVENT

 

PROGRAMME

14.15 - 14.45

Registration

15.00 - 15.10

Introduction

  • Ms.Cécile Gréboval, Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL)
  • Mr. Ralph Genetzke, Head of Mission of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Brussels

15:10 – 16:30

Session I: The Current Situation regarding the Implementation of the Family Reunification Directive in the EU

Chair: Ms Selmin Caliskan, EWL

  • Ms. Judith Sargentini, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Mr. Thomas Huddleston, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group
  • Mr. Dennis de Jong, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • Ms. Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European People’s Party (to be confirmed)
  • Ms. Borbala Szigeti, Administrator, Immigration and Integration Unit, DG Home Affairs, European Commission

16.10-16.30

Discussion

16:30 – 16.50

Coffee Break

16.50 – 18:30

Session II : Family Reunification Policies and their Consequences on Migrant Women’s Lives

Chair: Ms Selmin Caliskan, EWL

  • Mr. Bernhard Perchinig, Senior Researcher, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna
  • Ms. Nusha Yonkova, Anti-Trafficking Project Coordinator at Immigrant’s Council Ireland, European Network of Migrant Women
  • Ms. Doris Peschke, Executive Secretary Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe, Brussels
  • Ms. Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and Co-director of the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University, London

 

Registrations for the event must be received by 3 November and can be addressed to Markus Sperl (Markus.Sperl@icmpd.org), including full name, date of birth, type and number of identity document, address and nationality.

English, French, Spanish and German interpretation will be provided.

The hearing is co-organised by the European Women's Lobby, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the European Network of Migrant Women and co-hosted by the Greens/EFA, the S&D and the GUE/NGL Groups in the European Parliament.

Weitere Informationen

Christine Sidenius

Fachbereich bürgerliche Freiheiten, Justiz und Inneres
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