European Migration Forum



Time: 2-3 March 2017
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Jointly organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum will take place in Brussels on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of March 2017.

The Forum will provide the opportunity for around 120 civil society organisations from across the European Union and its neighbouring countries to discuss with European institutions and representatives from local, regional and national authorities the key issue of access – migrants’ access to Europe, to rights and to services.

In a nutshell, the meeting will include a discussion on safe legal alternatives to the perilous journeys migrants undertake, as well as a reflection on the way migrants can access services upon their arrival, together with the rights to which they are entitled to, and how to ensure continuation of such provisions to facilitate their integration process. Moreover, an underlining theme will be that of communication and the media – changing the current narrative on migration, with a view to explore how public discourse can influence public perceptions on migration and integration of migrants in receiving communities.

The meeting will be held in a participatory manner, therefore you will be requested to actively participate and engage in workshops, discussion sessions and take advantage of other opportunities to debate.

As far as civil society participants are concerned, only the organisations selected through the open call for interest (which closed on 15th December) can participate in the meeting. They have received a formal invitation letter. Organisations who submit a registration without having been selected through the open call will not be accepted.

To find out more, you can visit the European Migration Forum website.