COMMIT Final Event Facilitating the Integration of Resettled Refugees

COMMIT Final Event Facilitating the Integration of Resettled Refugees

Date:
Apr 29, 2021
Time:
09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: 
  • Online

Over last two years, the COMMIT project has facilitated the integration of resettled refugees in Italy, Croatia, Spain and Portugal. Through its activities, COMMIT has worked to strengthen and better link pre-departure and post-arrival support by mainstreaming resettled refugees’ specific needs. In an effort to empower refugees, the project has also built the capacity of host communities to accompany refugees in their integration journey, including through mentorship schemes.

As the project is coming to a close, the COMMIT final event intends to contribute to mutual learning and experience sharing on the integration of resettled refugees in Europe. The event will take stock of the activities undertaken during the project, good practices identified, and lessons learned from the project’s implementation. Please see our report Labour-market Integration of Resettled Refugees in the EU: Guidelines for Practitioners. The conference will bring together key stakeholders and experts working on EU Resettlement and refugees’ integration to discuss topics related to pre-departure orientation, community sponsorship, mental-health and psycho-social support.

The event will be moderated by Geertrui Lanneau, Senior Regional Specialist on Labour Mobility and Human Development at the IOM Regional Office in Brussels.

Speakers in the plenary session include:

  • Ola Henrikson – Director, IOM Regional Office for the EEA, the EU and NATO
  • Laura Corrado – Head of the Legal Pathways and Integration Unit,  DG HOME
  • Natalie Springuel – Human Rights Officer at UNHCR Regional Bureau for Europe
  • Anna-Lena Hardy – Regional Resettlement Specialist, IOM Regional Office for the EEA, the EU and NATO
  • Anna Giustiniani – Project Manager, IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean, Mission to Italy, Malta and the Holy See
  • Laurence Hart – Director, IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean, Mission to Italy, Malta and the Holy See

Speakers in the workshops include:

  • Jamal Alfakhouri – Migrant Training and Integration Specialist, IOM Headquarters
  • Guglielmo Schininà – Head of Mental Health and Psycho-Social Response and Inter-cultural Communication section, IOM Regional Office for the EEA, the EU and NATO
  • Giulio Di Blasi – Director, Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative for Europe

Event Agenda

Concept Note

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