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From the ashes of Moria refugee camp to a new migration system?
On the 8th September 2020, Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesvos burned down. It is a humanitarian catastrophe in a camp designed to host around 3,000 people, but was hosting 13,000 people when the fire broke out. The immediate priorities for the Greek government are to find housing, water and food for the homeless migrants and refugees. The local community is reacting to reconstruction efforts. This catastrophe highlights the need for a coordinated and long-term plan from the EU to effectively manage the migration governance system. As the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson promised there should be "no more Morias”.

Nov 18, 2020 04:00 PM in London

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Speakers

Franck Düvell
Senior Researcher @Institute for Migration Research & Intercultural Studies, Osnabruck University & DeZIM
Until 2020, Düvell was the head of the migration department at DeZIM. Until 2018, he was associate professor and senior researcher at the Centre for Migration, Policy & Society at University of Oxford. Previously, worked for SEO Amsterdam Economics, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Nicolaas Witsen Foundation, was Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute, research fellow at University of Exeter, part-time lecturer at University of Bremen and did consultancies for or provided evidence to the International Organization for Migration, OSCE and provided evidence to the EU Council, the Council of Europe, the British parliament, House of Lords, the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management and many others. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Bremen, has more than 20 years of experience in conducting and leading research, analysis and policy advice and is an expert on international migration.
Elzbieta M Gozdiak
Visiting Professor @Migration Studies (CeBaM) at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Elzbieta Gozdiak was Research Professor at Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University (2002-2018) and served as the George Soros Visiting Chair in Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary (Fall 2016). Her most recent publication is a volume (co-edited with Izabella main and Brigitte Suter) Europe and the Refugee Response: A Crisis of Values?
Angeliki Dimitriadi
Head of the Migration Programme and Senior Research Fellow @ELIAMEP
Angeliki Dimitriadi is a political scientist interested in irregular migration and asylum, and the interplay between migratory movement and policies of deterrence and protection. Her research looks on Europe, particularly the front-line countries (especially Greece) but also countries of origin (Afghanistan, Pakistan) and transit (Turkey). She has published articles in referred journals and is the author of two monographs, “Transit migration to Greece: the case of Afghans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis” (Nissos publishing, in Greek) and “Afghan migration Europe: at the margins, looking in” (Springer/Palgrave, 2017). She was Visiting Fellow in residence on migration and asylum policy at the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between October 2015 and April 2016. She holds a PhD from Democritus University of Thrace (2012), an MA from King’s College London (2003) and a BSc from the London School of Economics (2002).