Using State cooperation to build capacity for resetlemment in the European Union
The conference will display the results of the EU-FRANK project and its different achievements that have had an impact on EU MS+ resettlement work, specifically relating to State cooperation within the field. As the has reach the end of its implementation period, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to take stock of lessons learned, and reflect upon the strategic direction beyond the end of the project. The expected outcome is a richer understanding of how resettlement capacity can be expanded within the European Union, and how the EU-FRANK project contributed to this during the project period.
June 26th, pre-conference activities: In order to prepare for the conference, EU-FRANK will release podcasts with interesting background information on the project. These podcasts will feature the project’s partners and provide insight on the project journey, as well as an outlook on how Member States have been using the training module developed by EU-FRANK in their efforts of capacity building. These materials will be available on the EU-FRANK website.
09.00 Online check-in
09.30 Welcoming speech and introduction
10.00 The building blocks of the EU-FRANK Project
Broadening the knowledge base, building structures for peer support. Going further: new approaches to operational cooperation.
10.30-10.45 Coffee break
10.45 The broader achievements of achievements of EU-FRANK
Reflections on how the project has contributed to wider state-to-state cooperation, increased capacity learning and operational pre-conditions to work with, or expand resettlement programs
11.30- 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 Panel: Beyond EU-FRANK - What the future holds for resettlement
Moderated by MPI Europe, this panel will count with discussions from the operational and policy sides of resettlement, as well as international actors such as EASO and the UNHCR.
13.00 Final words and hand-over to EASO
The conference will bring together actors from across EU Member States+, institutions and international organizations. The primary target group is resettlement practitioners on management/coordination level within governmental agencies, international organisations or policy departments. Since resettlement is a global commitment, we also welcome non-EU Member States to join and share their experiences.
Time and date
Registration deadline is 21 June 2020.