Contesting Violent Border Regimes – The final conference of the Asylum Commission

Contesting Violent Border Regimes - asylum rights activism and solidarity in Europe. Welcome to the Asylum Commission’s final conference! 

Since 2015, the Asylum Commission has brought together people with experiences of seeking asylum, researchers, civil society activists and professionals, to examine the migration regulations that have been implemented following the putative crisis in 2015 and trace their negative legal and social consequences. 

In August 2022, we will bring the work of the Commission's inquires to an end. At the same time, we want to look ahead to new, border-crossing collaborations to promote a solidarity and migrant justice, and a world without borders. We gather in Malmö for an international conference. Here we will present the results of the Commission's inquires, and listen to testimonies from activists working in violence-ridden border regions of Denmark, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.  

Date and time

25 August, 9 am - 5 pm. 

Place

ABF Malmö, Spånehusvägen 47, Malmö, Sweden and online via Zoom. The Zoom-link will be sent out to registered participants prior to the conference.

Program

09:30-11:00 Presentation of the Asylum Commission (in Swedish, translation to English will be available)  
11:00-12:00 Keynote-lecture by Claudia Tazreiter, Professor of migration studies, LiU 
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:00 Presentations by asylum rights and no border activists from Denmark, Greece, Poland, Portugal och Turkey.
16:00-17:00 Panel discission on future visions for refugee and migrant solidarity 

Cost

Participation is free but there is only room for 50 people to attend on site in Malmö. Priority will be given to members of the Asylum Commission (commissionaries). Registration is mandatory. We will notify you August 5 at the latest to let you know if you can attend the conference on site or via Zoom.  

Registration

Link to registration form.

Welcome!

The conference is being organized by the Asylum Commission in collaboration with Flyktingsgruppernas riksråd (FARR), REMESO and ABF Malmö, and with generous support from FORTE and Centralförbundet för Socialt Arbete (CSA)

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