On 5-6 June 2014, Germany’s National Network Focal Point, the Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband represented by Katharina Vogt, is organising together with partners UNHCR and Caritas Friedland, with support from the European Resettlement Network and SHARE II Project a symposium entitled ‘Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission in Germany: selection, travel and then what? A look at the implementation of refugee protection’.
The symposium will take place at the refugee reception centre Friedland and will focus on Germany's resettlement and the humanitarian admission programmes. It will also serve as an opportunity to facilitate exchanges and cooperation between different institutions and civil society. The first day will include presentations by UNHCR and governmental stakeholders from the three federal levels in Germany, as well as from refugees and authorities and NGOs involved in the selection, reception and integration process.
During the second day, different issues will be discussed regarding the reception and integration of refugees and participants will be divided into discussion groups to define recommendations aimed at improving cooperation and procedures.
As the places are limited and the organisers are seeking a balanced representation of actors, please register as soon as possible here. The symposium will be held in German and participation is free of charge. Some financial support is available to cover the accommodation and travel costs of a limited number of participants. If you wish to request this support, please make sure to indicate it on the registration form.
For more information (in German only), click here.