EVENT: Improving protection for stateless refugees

Events
Le Bouche à Oreille, Brussels
27 October 2022 13:30 - 20:00 CEST

On Thursday 27 October (13:30-20:00 CEST) we're launching our #StatelessJourneys campaign and hosting a discussion on how Europe can improve protection for stateless refugees.

The main event will consist of two panels with speakers from relevant European institutions, UNHCR, as well as refugee response actors and stateless activists. 

We will hear about the impact on stateless migrants and refugees of not having adequate routes to protection in place. The speakers will also discuss how to galvanise action at national and regional levels to ensure that States and regional institutions take steps to improve the protection available to stateless people and resolve statelessness.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and film screening to mark the 10-year anniversary of the European Network on Statelessness.

You can download the agenda here

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Speakers - Why Europe must act now to better protect stateless refugees, including those fleeing Ukraine

Marcos Alonso Alonso

Marcos Alonso Alonso

Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union

Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar

Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar

MEP and Chair of the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee

Gillian Triggs

Gillian Triggs

Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR

Christiana Bukalo

Christiana Bukalo

Initiator and Co-Founder of Statefree

Chris Nash

Chris Nash

Director of the European Network on Statelessness

Esther Pozo Vera

Esther Pozo Vera

Head of Unit for Asylum, DG Home - European Commission

Speakers - From community to action: how change is inspired by stateless changemakers and wider civil society

Sirazul Islam

Sirazul Islam

Youth Director, British Rohingya Community

Omar Othman

Omar Othman

Stateless Changemaker & Founder of The Palestinian Youth League

Aleksandra Semeriak

Aleksandra Semeriak

ENS Individual member

Denada Selimi

Denada Selimi

Tirana Legal Aid Society (TLAS)

Lynn Khatib

Lynn Khatib

Stateless Changemaker

Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith

European Network on Statelessness

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