Agenda

Theater: Hosseini, 16 jan – 12jun, div steden

Hoe leg je de vluchtelingencrisis uit aan een kind? Over die vraag gaat de voorstelling Hosseini: een autobiografische portret van een Nederlandse vrouw die zoekt naar een manier om zich te verhouden tot de woorden die aan haar vriend kleven; vluchteling en illegaal. Samen met hem kreeg ze een zoon, aan wie ze ooit de voorgeschiedenis van zijn vader zal moeten uitleggen. Waarom vluchtte hij? Hoe werden jullie verliefd? En waarom vinden mensen dat hij niet in Nederland mag blijven? 

Een voorstelling over hoe hoop te houden in een soms uitzichtloze situatie. Over de eerste keer fietsen, de betekenis van vogels en vrijen onder het bureau van je moeder. Maar bovenal, over de liefde die vrijkomt als je blijft geloven in een goede afloop. 

https://www.nieuwemakers.com/

Tentoonstelling: ‘Waar kom je weg? – Zes eeuwen migratie naar Groningen’, 16 mrt-16juni Gr

De expositie laat bezoekers kennismaken met verhalen en sporen van migranten in Groningen door de eeuwen heen.

Info: Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum

Movies that Matter, 22-30mrt Den Haag

Met onder andere:

  • Easy Lessons over de alleenstaande Kafia Mahdi die op haar vijftiende uit Somalië naar Hongarije vluchtte.
  • The Border Fence belicht de kloof tussen politiek beleid en de werkelijkheid tegen de achtergrond van het opkomende populisme in Europa.
  • Twin Flower twee tieners, Anna en Basim, vinden in Sardinië troost en liefde bij elkaar. Beiden zijn op de vlucht en verlangen naar rust en veiligheid.
  • Jungle, a Modern Odyssey is een tweeluik over verschillene reizigers op weg naar ‘het beloofde land’. Niet alleen de bestemming verbindt hen in hun lot: ze reizen allen illegaal.
  • Stad van Twee Lentes is een documentaire over de oorlog in Irak. De gevluchte inwoners van Mosul willen terugkeren naar hun oude huizen en levens.
  • The Tower is een poppenanimatie over het elfjarige Palestijnse meisje Wardi dat in een vluchtelingenkamp leeft en de geschiedenis van haar opa wil leren kennen.

https://www.moviesthatmatter.nl/

Conference 'Families Beyond Borders: Migration with or without Private International Law', 28- 29 March, Ghent

The central theme of the conference is the cross-border portability of refugees’ and migrants’ personal status (age, parental status, marital status, etc.). It will address several legal problems encountered by refugees and migrants with regard to their personal status acquired in one country and taken along to another country. Several legal questions/hurdles arise: How do people prove their family ties? How can families be reunited? How do unaccompanied refugee and migrant children prove their minority? How do asylum and migration authorities assess foreign documents that relate to the personal status of refugees and migrants, such as birth and marriage certificates? What happens if no (authentic) documents can be presented? How to combat fraud relating to personal status documents in an efficient manner without depriving migrants of their right to family life? 

The conference will put the spotlight on the ‘people’ (subject of all kinds of legal procedures). Therefore, the programme will be centred around three groups of people: persons in need of international protection, refugee and migrant children, migrants and their families. Both academics and experts with experience from the field will take and share the floor.

https://www.ugent.be/re/mpor/internationaal-privaatrecht/en/iprconference2019

Colloquium: Vervolgingspolitiek of politieke vervolging? Het voorbeeld van mensensmokkel, 29 maart 9:00 - 17:00u – Universiteit Saint-Louis Brussel

De “strijd tegen mensensmokkel” is een van de fundamenten van het migratiebeleid en de strafvervolging, niet alleen in België, maar ook op Europees niveau. De mantra van de strijd tegen smokkelaars verbergt de veel complexere werkelijkheid en negeert bij voorbeeld het verband tussen grenzen streng bewaken en mensensmokkel, de steeds onduidelijkere positie van het slachtoffer van mensensmokkel, of de verhouding tussen de middelen die ter beschikking staan van de politie om de criminele netwerken aan te pakken en de middelen die ingezet worden tegen de migranten zelf.  

Tijdens onze studiedag zullen we het vervolgingsbeleid op het gebied van mensenhandel onder de loep leggen en komen volgende vragen aan bod: Waar en hoe wordt er over vervolging beslist? Wat zijn de doelstellingen? Wat is de Belgische en Europese regelgeving? Wat is de positie van de slachtoffers van deze misdrijven? Hoe kan men voorkomen dat de bestraffing van mensenhandel wordt gebruikt om migranten of solidaire burgers te criminaliseren?

https://progresslawevents.net/

Vrouweneetcafe, 30mrt 18:00u, Amsterdam

Het vrouweneetcafé geeft aan vrouwen met een verblijfsvergunning de mogelijkheid om een bijzondere groep vrouwen te leren kennen en solidariteit met hen te tonen. We doen dit met een maaltijd, elke laatste zaterdag van de maand vanaf 18:00 uur. Graag aanmelden vantevoren als je wil komen.

Adres: 'de Peper', Overtoom 301, in Amsterdam (tram 1, halte j. P. Heijestraat).
Contact via Steungroep Vrouwen Zonder Verblijfsvergunning: www.svzv.nl.

Amsterdam City Rights: Markt met internationale entrepreneurs, 30mrt 14-18u A’dam

Locatie: de Volkskamer, Van Ostadestraat 233-D Amsterdam
Info: https://nl-nl.facebook.com/events/589295434904982/

Conference: New Pathways for Labour Migration - Skills Partnerships, 2april Brussel

Irregular migration across the Mediterranean is still high on Europe's political agenda. Admittedly, there are fewer people attempting to cross, but the current situation may not last.

This half-day conference explores concrete policies in the field of labour migration to reduce incentives for irregular migration, in the medium to long term, and in strengthening cooperation with countries of origin. Specifically, the discussion will focus on skills partnerships between destination and countries of origin and whether they could be an effective tool for the future of EU migration policy vis-à-vis African countries. An international panel will bring experience and knowledge about these two important migratory corridors: the Mexico-US border and the Mediterranean Sea. What can be learned from each other's experience? Would skill partnerships be effective in managing migration and spurring development? What role could European institutions have in the process?

https://www.ceps.eu/events/new-pathways-labour-migration-what-role-skills-partnerships-eu-migration-policy

Heropening en lustrumviering Villa Vrede: “Eye Am – Villa Vrede”, 6 april 14.00u Utrecht

Villa Vrede is al 5 jaar een plek waar mensen zonder papieren een gezicht krijgen en gezien worden. Dat is er ook de reden van dat we voor deze lustrumviering het thema “Eye AM” hebben gekozen. Samen maken we Villa Vrede en voor Villa Vrede geldt dat je er mag er zijn en dat je wordt gezien!

In de afgelopen periode is Villa Vrede fors verbouwd en heeft er een interne verhuizing plaatsgevonden. Daarom nodigen we je van harte uit om op 6 april een kijkje te komen nemen in het vernieuwde Villa Vrede, te genieten van muziek en dans, een drankje en een hapje. Vanaf 14.00 uur ben je van harte welkom. Om 14.30 uur is de formele heropening en daarna is er muziek en dans. We hopen dat je erbij kunt zijn!

Adres: Wijnesteinlaan 4 te Utrecht- nieuwe ingang via fietspad.

Presentatie: Het bespreken van mensenhandel met asielzoekers, 4 apr 9:30-12:45u Nieuwspoort

COA, CoMensha, Nidos, Rode Kruis en VluchtelingenWerk presenteren op 4 april het eindresultaat van twee jaar samenwerking: de toolkit ‘Het bespreken van mensenhandel/uitbuiting met (voormalig) asielzoekers’. Deze toolkit bevat handvatten voor medewerkers in de asielketen om de belangrijkste informatie over te brengen aan asielzoekers.

Na de lancering gaan we in gesprek over hoe we samen kunnen bereiken dat asielzoekers vanaf 12 jaar door voorlichting beschermd worden tegen mensenhandel.

U kunt zich aanmelden via deze link.

Wake Detentiecentrum Zeist: 7 april, 16.30 uur

Uit protest tegen de detentie van vreemdelingen waken de Raden van Kerken van Zeist en Soest al meer dan elf jaar elke eerste zondag van de maand. 

Locatie: het hek van het Detentiecentrum, Richelleweg 13, Soesterberg

Per auto: Afslag Soesterberg.
OV: bus 56, halte Kampweg Soesterberg, 10 min. lopen via Kampweg

Raden van kerken Zeist en Soest/Soesterberg
Informatie: 06 29025008 / 06-38795678; www.wakezeist.nl

Wake detentiecentrum Rotterdam, 7april 16-17u

De wakes bij het detentiecentrum Rotterdam vinden plaats elke eerste zondag van de maand, van 16-17u.

Adres: Portelabaan 7, 3045 AT Rotterdam. Contact: connie@maraprojecten.nl

Workshop Security, Borders and International Development, 25 – 26 April 2019, Warwick

As an unprecedented number of people are on the move, international mobility has become one of the most important global challenges of our times. Mounting economic inequality, climate change, natural disasters, civil conflict and political instability, have triggered mass migration on a regional and global scale. This mobility has been increasingly framed as a security problem, linked to terrorism and organized crime, and managed through increasingly punitive and coercive measures, including through criminal justice practices and institutions, to identify, eject and repel irregular migrants and foreign convicts. The containment of migration is also taking place outside the territorial borders of the receiving state with increased border controls, processes and institutions established in migrant transit or home countries aimed at controlling emigration and enabling the repatriation and rehabilitation of foreigners.

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/news/2018-05-22-cfp-workshop-security-borders-and-international-development-intersections

Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration, May 6-10, York University

The Summer Course provides an interdisciplinary, interactive and experiential approach to the study of forced migration. Through attending lectures and related small group sessions, course participants develop a deepened understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural contexts of forced migration, and the major state and non-state institutions involved in refugee protection and advocacy. Participants will  have an opportunity during the course for structured networking and idea collaboration through panels and small group discussion.

More information can be found here.

PICUM Annual General Assembly : 10th and 11th May, Brussel

PICUM is het Internationale Platform voor Ongedocumenteerden.
www.picum.org

Conference, ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy’, 3-5 June 2019, London

In Africa, the 50th anniversary of the 1969 African refugee convention raises real questions about its continuing role as the preeminent regional refugee treaty, even as the African Union declares 2019 the Year of Refugees in that region. In Europe, the future of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is furiously debated as fracture lines grow between European Union (EU) member States and in anticipation of Brexit. Meanwhile, large-scale refugee movements from Syria, Venezuela and Myanmar strain regional responses in the Middle East, Americas and Asia.

Against this backdrop, this year’s special conference theme interrogates the role of regional refugee law and policy in light of refugee movements and shifting politics of today’s world. It asks participants to reflect on the construction of both ‘regions’ and ‘regional responses’ to local and global refugee challenges and to rethink the changing role of both law and policy in these processes. To what extent can a ‘regional’ approach continue to be taken for granted in certain parts of the world and what potential exists for the emergence of new forms of non-global (State) cooperation based on other forms of identity in the response to refugees?

https://rli.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/call-papers-rli-fourth-annual-confer...

15th Migration Summer School, 24th June – 5th July 2019 Florence, Italy

The Migration Policy Centre has a long-standing experience in organising summer schools and executive trainings. It has been selected by the European Commission (DG DEVCO) to train civil servants in Brussels and in the EU Delegations worldwide. It coordinates the provision of training in the field of migration for the European University Institute’s new School of Transnational Governance.

Deadline :  24 March 2019. More info : http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu

ISI, World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion 26 - 28 June The Hague

250 stateless activists, NGOs, academics, UN officials, government officials, artists and journalists from around the world will gather for an important and timely conversation about the role of citizenship in promoting inclusive societies. The Hague the 2019 World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion aims to explore progress and unpack the diverse challenges that need to be met to realise the right to a nationality for all.

Tickets are now available.

Summer University: Conceptualising, Navigating and Representing the Field in Migration Studies, 1- 5 July 2019: Budapest

Undertaking migration research is an exercise fraught with a number of potential pitfalls.  Migration researchers work with vulnerabilised populations, in areas oft-described as crisis zones. Researchers are also encouraged to take on positions of ‘experts’, people able to explain the complexity of contemporary human mobility, re-iterating and recycling modes of understanding and framing that sometimes speak more to the conceptualizations and concerns of Euro-American academia than to the complex realities of contemporary migration.

The course will centre on the concept of the field: how is the field of migration studies produced and bordered? How are are our individual fieldwork experiences framed and navigated? Based on non-traditional, interactive lectures combined with group work sessions and peer-to-peer engagement, the course will focus on problematising how knowledge about and around migration is produced, ‘owned’ and circulated. By the end of the course, participants will gain knowledge of key social and political issues that impact on the study of migration and be able to reflect on these in relation to their field.

https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/migration-2019

Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy, 1- 12 July 2019: Brussels

The Summer School has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the EU from a legal perspective. The programme is organised by the Odysseus Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, which was founded in 1999 with the support of the European Commission and is coordinated by the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

http://odysseus-network.eu/2019-summer-school/eng/about-the-summer-school/

Transnational summer camp 9th - 14th July 2019 in ZAD near Nantes

Over the last years, the flight routes to Europe have shiften from the Balkans to the Central Med, to Spain. Each shift creates structures of solidarity in new places and lets our network grow, while old structures slowly fade away. Moreover, in the last five years about two million people arrived in Europe via these flight routes. Many are still struggling against deportations and for their right to stay. Many others achieved a status and struggle for better living conditions. We call for this summer camp, to bring together different struggles to fight for freedom of movement and equal social rights. Transborder means for us to bridge structures along different flight routes and to create common strategies to fight for a society based on openness and solidarity and not on exclusion and exploitation.

Please contact us, if you have any questions: tsc2019@protonmail.com 

ISI, Statelessness Summer Course 2019, 29 July – 2 August 2019

The Course offers a one-week programme for participants from all regions of the world to learn and share new knowledge, tools and skills in order to address statelessness and realise the right to a nationality. The programme includes reflections on the history and concepts of nationality and statelessness, and as the week progresses moves on to more specific questions relating to statelessness, including such topics as children’s right to a nationality, the interaction between statelessness and forced migration, the place of statelessness in the Sustainable Development Goals and the problem of arbitrary deprivation of nationality.

website: www.institutesi.org/courses.

Conference Geographies of Trouble/ Geographies of Hope, 27- 30 August 2019, London

We are said to live in troubled times. Newsfeeds stream endless updates of political stalemate, Brexit-related anxieties, threats of chemical geopolitics and pending economic crises. Particular world regions or discrete places are often declared unstable in their troubles. People constantly migrate across the world, seeking something else, but at critical risk from seas, gangs and public rejection. Powerful leaders are said to be making their mark via protectionist policies, promising to bring long-due privilege back home. Meanwhile, the earth heats, landscapes degrade and climate becomes a war of words and the subject of belief. Such a troubling list inevitably registers in different ways with different people, places and expert communities. Some take action, while others struggle for a sense of meaning and place-in-the-world, alienated by the stark polemics - and circuitous debates - provoked by the apparent challenges tied to contemporary planetary inequalities.

In such times, what is the role for geography as a specialist and analytical form of earth writing? Should we both trouble geography, and its production of knowledge, as well as interrogating worldly troubles - and to what end? What can geography trouble by its ideas, research and interventions in different times and places, but also in hopeful, positive and productive ways?

https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/