Upcoming Event: “Comb, cushion, constitution: What can we offer the refugees?”

IMG_7741Comb, cushion, constitution:  What can we offer the refugees?

Thursday, 5 November 2015
12.30-14.30

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit,  Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

Language: English/German (simultaneous interpretation)

About the event:

What will happen to the refugees once they arrive at their final European destination? A principal criticism levelled against the recently agreed asylum relocation quotas is that given the social and economic disparities of Europe, refugees are unlikely to stay put in the country assigned to them. Following months of wheeling and dealing, the EU has agreed to relocate 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy to other Member States. Civil society in these two countries can breathe a sigh of relief, albeit a momentary one. What happens once the refugees have been relocated? What needs to be done for those who remain in Greece and Italy? How prepared are the Central and Eastern European countries to handle the new influx of refugees? What can be done to ensure that refugees can live work and flourish within the parameters of our societies? Join us in thinking ahead at our upcoming event. Continue reading