If you would like to attend, then please contact Natasha Freidus <[email protected]>
This one-day workshop aims to bridge civil society practitioners, researchers and activists working with and for refugees across Europe. The workshop focuses on the transformations and transitions experienced by the humanitarian and civil society sector over the past five years. These sectors have had to overcome, defend and navigate highly politicised terrain in order to save and better lives, and the purpose of this workshop is to explore the ways in which we can build solidarity across civil networks and nation-borders in the name of humane migration policy and in-country attitudes. We invite practitioners from Paris, Budapest, Athens and Berlin to join us for this workshop, to speak through the practical and daily struggles and challenges in each place, particularly around the criminalisation of the civil sphere and the simultaneous retreat of the welfare state and government aid. We ultimately hope that this will open up and sustain cross-city/border dialogues and collaborations on refugee care, solidarity, and integration. The workshop aims to build a network of scholars and practitioners working in this space, and hopes that the workshop outputs will help promote and support the work and cause of all participants.
Organisers: Dr. Tatiana Thieme, University College London ([email protected]); Dr. Eszter Kovacs, Corvinus University of Budapest ([email protected]); Dr. Kavita Ramakrishnan, University of East Anglia ([email protected])
Spectrum of humanitarianism: from emergency response to integration of new Europeans: what can we learn from each other?
Bridging the Academic-Practitioner gap
Insights on Working with and alongside Refugees from Athens, Berlin, Budapest and Paris
The day will end with performance art from Paulina Tovo and Tom Bailey.