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International Workshop

"The Role of Asylum related Organisations and their Cooperation Networks for the Reception and Integration of Refugees in Europe"

at Ruhr-University Bochum from 6th of July - 8th of July 2016

Room: SSC 2/119


Students and lecturer of the project "Mapping Refugees' Arrivals at Mediterranean borders" (MAREM) will present results of their field research. Invited guests from the six countries involved (Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Germany) will also give information. Central questions will be: Which characteristics and cooperation partners do the organisations dealing with refugees in Europe have? (How) Are these organisations part of the Common European Asylum System?

The workshop is open to everyone interested in the field of refugees and asylum. The participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs cannot be covered by the organizers of the workshop.


1st Day - 6th of July 2016

14:00 - 14:30 Welcome and introduction
14:30 - 16:30 Excursion to: Amt für Soziales und Wohnen Stadt Bochum (Social Security Office Bochum) 
16:30 - 18:30 Excursion II to: Plan B Ruhr e.V. Interkulturelle Kinder- und Jugendhilfe (Intercultural support for children & adolescents)

2nd Day - 7th of July 2016

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome coffee and tea (Get-together)
10:15 - 10:30 Opening session: "Teaching and research in the project MAREM" (Dr. Anna Gansbergen)
10:30 - 11:15 Report and discussion: The role of EASO for the asylum system in Europe
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15 Country report and discussion: Spain
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 - 14:00 Country report and discussion: Italy
14:00 - 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 - 15:00 Country report and discussion: Cyprus

3rd Day - 8th of July 2016

11:00 - 11:05 Welcome and introduction Dr. Anna Gansbergen
11:05 - 11:50 Country report and discussion: Malta
11:50 - 12:35 Country report and discussion: Greece
12:35 - 13:10 Country report and discussion: Germany
13:10 - 13:30 Closing & future cooperation

In case you are interested in participating, please register here.

(Please indicate which organisation you belong to and what your current position is)