Following the postponement of our major regional conference in Alicante, this Autumn we will be organising a webinar series in partnership with our member Fundación Cepaim.
These online events will seek to shine a light on the key issues faced by stateless people in Europe today. Topics addressed will include forced migration, children’s nationality rights, stateless status determination and routes to regularisation, as well as discrimination, antigypsyism and other causes of statelessness among in situ populations.
Crucially, the webinar series is intended to facilitate a shared online space where stateless people, activists, community representatives, NGOs, and decision-makers can contribute their ideas and start to together identify routes to necessary reform. On 22nd September, a regional webinar (in English) setting out the current state of affairs across Europe, will showcase work being done by ENS members around Europe as well as highlighting what the EU and the Council of Europe are – or should be - doing to better protect stateless people in our complex and challenging times. Following this, a series of online discussions (in Spanish) will assess and address statelessness in Spain, outlining specific opportunities for law and policy reform in the national context.
The webinar series is aimed at a range of different stakeholders working on statelessness and asylum, migration, and minority rights across Europe, and in Spain. This will include lawyers, NGOs, stateless activists, refugee community representatives, academics, representatives of regional institutions, governments, inter-governmental organisations, ombudspersons and monitoring bodies. Please note that the first webinar (pan-regional) will take place in English, whilst the remaining three webinars (focused on Spain) will take place in Spanish.