Reality bites: Experiences of immigrants and minorities in the EU Programme

Programme

Conference moderators:

  • Friso Roscam Abbing, Head of Fundamental Rights Promotion Department, FRA
  • Shada Islam, Director of Europe and Geopolitics of the Friends of Europe

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome

  • Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Justice, Republic of Estonia (video message)

9:05 - 9:20 Revealing immigrants and minorities’ experiences of discrimination, hate & integration

  • Michael O’Flaherty, Director, FRA

9:20 - 10:50 Panel debate:

Discrimination & experiences of (non) reporting: What do the EU-MIDIS II survey results tell us?

  • Introduction by Rossalina Latcheva, Senior Programme Manager, Freedoms & Justice Department, FRA
  • Followed by panel debate and plenary discussion:
    • Karen Taylor, Representative, Initiative for Black People in Germany
    • Nanna Margrethe Krusaa, Special Advisor and Ethnicity, Equal Treatment Team Leader, Danish Institute for Human Rights
    • Thomas Huddleston, Migration and Integration Programme Director, Migration Policy Group
    • Umar al-Qadri, Founder & CEO, Irish Muslim and Peace Integration Council

    Commentary: Irena MoozovaDirector for Equality and Union Citizenship, European Commission

10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 13:15 Panel debate (continues after keynote):

Victimisation & policing: What do the EU-MIDIS II survey results tell us?

  • Short interview with Dike Uchegbu, rightsholder  
  • Introduction by Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms & Justice Department, FRA
  • Followed by panel debate and plenary discussion:
    • Michaël Privot, Director, European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
    • Chiara Adamo, Head of Fundamental Rights Policy Unit, European Commission
    • Elizabeth Johnston, Executive Director, European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS)
    • Richard Keenan, former Chief Inspector with Leicestershire Police

12:30 - 13:00 Keynote address

  • Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Panel debate:

Social inclusion, cohesion, participation & belonging: What do the EU-MIDIS II survey results tell us?

  • Introduction by Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of Equality & Citizens' Rights Department, FRA
  • Followed by panel debate and plenary discussion:
    • Tofik Dibi, former member of Dutch parliament
    • Marta Siciarek, President, Gdansk Immigrant Support Centre
    • David Beňák, Deputy Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, Czech Republic
    • Adrian Cummins, CEO, Restaurants Association of Ireland

16:00 - 16:30 Closing remarks

  • Jean Lambert, Member of the European Parliament, Co-Chair the Intergroup on Anti-Racism and Diversity
  • Michael O’Flaherty, Director, FRA

16:30 Networking reception

Interpretation into French and German will be provided.