The conference will start with the following event:

Sunday, 20 November

14:00-19:30

Arrival and registration

(Hotel Novotel Warsaw, ul Marszalkowska 94/9)

19:30

Welcome Reception

Hosted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
(Hotel Novotel Warsaw, ul Marszalkowska 94/9)


Day 1

Time Description
08:30-09:30

Registration

09:30-09:45

Welcome

09:45-10:45

Keynote addresses

10:45-11:00

A Member State perspective

11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00

Fundamental rights in migration management: A reality check

Panel debate and plenary discussion with policy makers and practitioners:

  • Nikolaos Dendias (EPP/CD), Chair of the Sub-Committee on Migration, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director, FRONTEX
  • Luc Van den Brande, Chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) the Committee of the Regions
  • Henrik Ankerstjerne, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Denmark
  • Oleksandra Gusak, Committee 'Migrants for Amnesty', Ministry of Justice, Poland

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00

Fundamental rights situation of irregular migrants in the EU
FRA findings

Commentary by:

Questions & answers

15:00 - 16:00

Marketplace of Ideas
Presentations and side workshops

16:00 - 17:30

Working groups - Policy in the making: Innovative solutions and promising practices

  1. Rights of accompanied children in an irregular situation
  2. Labour exploitation
    • Chaired by Rudi Delarue, Director, Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries, International Labour Organization (ILO)

  3. Detention of irregular migrants
  4. Solutions for protracted irregularity

19:30

Evening reception in the Warsaw Uprising Museum

Hosted by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Welcome by Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Guest speaker: Władysław Bartoszewski, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of Prime Minister, Plenipotentiary of Prime Minister for International Dialogue, Poland

Day 2

Time Description
09:00-09:15

Keynote address

09:15 - 10:30

Labour exploitation of irregular migrants

Panel debate and plenary discussion with policy makers and practitioners:

  • Michel Quillé, Deputy Director and Head of Operation Department, EUROPOL
  • Padraig Dooley, Deputy Director, National Employment Rights Authority (NERA), Ireland
  • Irena Lipowicz, Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Poland
  • Sam Hägglund, General Secretary, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW)
  • Pedro Augusto Almeida Freire, Vice-President, Confederation of Portuguese Commerce and Services (CCP), Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

10:30-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-12:30

Working Groups - From promising practices to making rights a reality

12:30-13:30

A rights-based approach to migration policies - Summary from the working groups and next steps

Panel debate with the working group chairs from UNICEF, International Labour Organization, Council of Europe and European Commission.

13:30-13:45

Closing remarks

13:30-15:00 Lunch

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