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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Corso di Porta Vittoria 43
Milano, 20122 Italy

Join us in Milan to explore the implications systems of “immobility” have on asylum-seekers and how we can reform them.

About the Event

The conference focuses on the mobility of asylum seekers and refugees within European borders, and aims to explore issues such as drivers leading asylum seekers and refugees to move to other European countries, available legal channels for movement, and obstacles posed by the “system of (im)mobility” created by the current legal framework.

Why do asylum seekers and refugees need mobility in Europe? What legal issues do they face when they want to move to other EU countries? What is the existing jurisprudence at European level and what is its impact on the current system? What needs to be changed at European, national and local level and how can reform be realistically achieved?

The aim of the conference is to deepen participants’ understanding of the current European legislation’s adverse impact on the mobility of asylum seekers and refugees, its interplay with local policies, and identify proposals for sustainable reform.

The programme will feature presentations by legal and academic experts, as well as NGO and political representatives. There will also be interactive workshops.


09:00-09:30 – Registration

09:30-10:00 – Welcome

  • Susanne Rieger, Co-President and Member of Board of Directors Green European Foundation
  • tbc, CGIL Member of the Chamber of Labour
  • tbc, Fondazione Alexander Langer board member

10:00-11:30 – Panel discussion: the state of play of the negotiations on the reform of the Common European Asylum System

  • Chaired by Gianfranco Schiavone, Chairman of ICS – Consorzio Italiano di Solidarietà, Vice Chair ASGI
  • Alessia Di Pascale, Associate Professor of EU Law and Professor of Foreign Law at the University of Milan
  • Giovanna Manieri, advisor on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs for the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament

11:00-11:30 – Q&A

11:30-12:00 – Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 – Roundtable discussion

  • Chaired by Gianfranco Schiavone, Chairman of ICS – Consorzio Italiano di Solidarietà, Vice Chair ASGI
  • Minos Mouzourakis, Head of Legal and Policy Research a.i. ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles): Implementing or bypassing the Dublin Regulation? Relocation and bilateral agreements
  • Mads Melin, Legal Advisor, Asylum Department, Danish Refugee Council:  Separated families in the Dublin system
  • Golde Ebding, Universo Interculturale, and Karla Kästner, Migration Miteinander: moveurope! – a pilot project to promote legal migration channels in the EU for holders of a humanitarian residence permit & refugees

13:00-13:30 – Q&A

13:30-14:30 – Lunch Buffet

14:30-16:00 – Workshops

Workshop 1 (in English): Mobility of refugees, mutual recognition of qualifications and family reunification of beneficiars of international protection

  • Chaired by Caterina Bove, ASGI, Aida rapporteur for Italy for ASGI and ECRE & Gianfranco Schiavone, Chairman of ICS – Consorzio Italiano di Solidarietà/Vice Chair ASGI

Workshop 2 (in Italian): Secondary movements of applicants for international protection, particularly comparison between jurisprudential orientations and the role of the legal advisor in providing legal assistance to asylum seekers affected by a Dublin measure (understood as the development of actions and appeals).

  • Chaired by Anna Brambilla, ASGI, & Ilaria Sommaruga, Legal Advisor at Community Centre Milano

16:00-17:00 – Synthesis of workshops and conclusion of event

  • Gianfranco Schiavone, Chairman of ICS – Consorzio Italiano di Solidarietà, Vice Chair ASGI
  • Anna Brambilla, Lawyer, ASGI


If you would like to attend this event, please register via the form found here. 

This conference is organised with the support of GEF partner Fondazione Alexander Langer and with the support of ASGI. With the support provided by Open Society Foundations.

Corso di Porta Vittoria 43
Milano, 20122 Italy

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