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Day 1

Monday, 16 November 2020


Daily Recap: Day 1 Summary – 16 November 2020



Introducing VMC2020: A year of seismic change

After the formal opening of the Vienna Migration Conference 2020, this high-level session introduces and frames the debates at the VMC2020, reflecting about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to Europe and European migration.
Speakers: Ms Karin Keller-Sutter, Federal Councillor, Federal Department of Justice and Police, Switzerland; Mr Eduardo Cabrita, Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, Portugal
Moderator: Mr Michael Spindelegger, Director General, ICMPD

The Krastev-Selmayr debate: Survive and thrive? How COVID-19 is changing the world, Europe and migration

A timely debate between two well-known European figures on how COVID-19 has changed our world and what the future holds, especially for the EU migration system and the Schengen area.
Speakers: Mr Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies; Mr Martin Selmayr, Head of the Representation, Representation of the European Commission in Austria
Moderator: Ms Malin Frankenhaeuser, Head of Policy, Directorate of Policy, Research, and Strategy, ICMPD


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