EU public conference: My Destination is Unknown

EU public conference: My Destination is Unknown - Children on the move: will the EU deliver on its commitments? 

Brussels, 19th February 2014, 2.30-6.30 p.m. Venue: European Parliament - Room PHS 4 B 001

This event is organised with the support of the Group of the Alliance of the Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and hosted by Nathalie Griesbeck, Member of the European Parliament.

Starting from the view and testimony of Farah Abdi Abdullahi, a 18 years old guy from Somalia, following the recent development on EU asylum policy and the adoption of the EP Report on the situation of Unaccompanied Minors in the EU (Rapporter MEP Nathalie Griesbeck), Destination Unknown EU Public Conference will raise awareness on the reality of children on the move in the light of EU responses.

Preliminary Agenda: Session I

2:30-2:35 p.m.Welcome and opening remarks
 Nathalie Griesbeck, Member of the European Parliament, ALDE Group.
 2:35-2:55 p. m.Testimony by Farah Abdi Abdullahi:
 "From Somalia to Malta: I was a child on the move"
 2:55-3:15 p.m.The response of the EC to children on the move
 Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs (confirmed)
3:15-3:40 p.m.Questions and discussions with the floor

3:40-3:45 p.m.

Change panel - break
Session II


3:45-4:05 p.m.The response of the Council of the EU to
 children on the move in the Post-Stockholm Programme
Greek EU Presidency (TBC)
 4:05-4:25 p.m.Reaction of the European Parliament to children on the move
 Intervention by Members of the European Parliament (Names of MEPs will be indicated once confirmed)
4:25-4:45 p.m.Destination Unknown: an international campaign to
 protect children on the move 
 Raffaele Salinari, Chair Terre des Hommes International Federation 
4:25-5:20 p.m.Questions and discussions with the floor
5:20-5:30 p.m.Closing speech
 MEP Nathalie Griesbeck

5:30-6:30 p.m.


Please register by 7 February 2014 at: (Giovanna Pandozi,  Phone: +32 2 893 09 51). If you require an access badge for the Parliament, please send the following details: name, date of birth, nationality, type of document (passport or ID card), number of document and organisation.

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