Time: March 20, 2014
Venue: Nordic Hotel Forum, Viru väljak 3, Tallinn, Estonia
Language: Estonian and English (synchronic translation)
Participation: free, but registration is required (by March 14)
The European Union has made considerable progress in finalizing the Common European Asylum System in the past few years, in order to guarantee high quality reception systems of asylum seekers in its member states. Now it is time to turn the legislation into reality and to ask where is the Common European Asylum System heading.
Estonian Refugee Council and Estonian Human Rights Centre are holding a high-level conference titled "Challenges of the Common European Asylum System" that calls participants to think about the future of the asylum system in Estonia and the European Union as a whole. The conference takes place in Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn, on March 20, 2014.
Participants of the conference include European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, Director of the UNHCR Bureau for Europe Vincent Cochetel, and Secretary General of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) Michael Diedring.
|9:30-10:00||Registration and morning coffee|
|10:00-10:05||Welcome address, Kristina Kallas, Estonian Refugee Council|
|10:05-10:10||Welcome address, Kari Käsper, Estonian Human Rights Centre|
The Future of the Common European Asylum System
Moderator: Kari Käsper, Estonian Human Rights Centre
Asylum Seekers' Access to the Labour Market
Moderator: Ingi Mihkelsoo, Estonian Refugee Council
Detention of Asylum Seekers and its Alternatives
Moderator: Anni Säär, Estonian Human Rights Centre
The Future of the Estonian Asylum System
Moderator: Urve Eslas
|17:25-17:30||Conclusion, Kristina Kallas, Estonian Refugee Council|
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The conference is a part of the joint project of the Estonian Refugee Council and the Estonian Human Rights Centre, funded from the NGO Fund of EEA Grants which is operated by the Open Estonia Foundation.