07:00 - 09:00
Chapel for Europe
rue Van Maerlant 22-24
Brussels, Belgium, 1040
‘Vikström & Wikström – An Evening Debate on Migration and European Values`
Is Europe betraying its common values, such as solidarity and protecting human rights and human dignity for all?
Can a truly common European asylum system still be reached?
How can we cope with global challenges and promote climate justice?
And how can churches and other faith-based actors add value, both through advocacy work and by concrete actions?
A word of welcome Rev. Katri Oldendorff, Director, Finnish Seamen’s Mission, Brussels
Keynote debate Bishop Björn Vikström, Diocese of Borgå, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, Lead negotiator of the revised Dublin regulation and Member of the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs)
Comment Shannon Pfohman, Policy and Advocacy Director, Caritas Europa
Moderator Lena Kumlin, Legal Advisor for European Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
The event will end with a short evening prayer.
After the discussion, you are cordially invited to a networking reception.