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mai 6


07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

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Chapel for Europe

rue Van Maerlant 22-24

Brussels, Belgium, 1040


With the next European Parliament election fast approaching, and populism and anti-migrant rhetoric on the rise, understanding the complexities of migration is key to promoting a more inclusive European society.

Reconsidering the migratory journey will allow us to reflect on the challenges migrants and refugees face. Through the discussion, we hope to touch on:

Why people need to flee in the first place? What is the actual impact of European migration policies on people’s lives? What does Europe need to change in order to provide people with effective access to protection and sustainable integration prospects?

We will talk about:
– The drivers of migration in the African context
Fr. Chika Onyejiuwa, Executive Secretary at Africa Europe and Justice Network

– Safe and legal pathways for a Europe of protection
Flor Didden, Policy Officer Migration at 11.11.11

Evita Armouti, Policy and Advocacy Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service Europe

– Building bridges in local communities for a Europe of equality and solidarity
Jie Shang, Intercultural Mediator on Health and Welfare at Foyer Interculturele Bemiddling

Followed by:
Piano performance by Nizar Bredan featuring an extract of his album “Travelling Souls”

Reception and refreshments

About the artist:
Born in Libya, Nizar Bredan grew up in Belgium since the age of 6, while keeping a bond with his homeland and his native culture. As a self-taught curious person, he has been playing and composing by ear since his beginnings.