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Day 4

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Daily Recap: Day 4 Summary – 19 November 2020 

Focus Session: Durable migration cooperation between EU and Turkey - What are the expectations?

This Focus Session sees our speakers discuss the past present and future of the EU-Turkey migration partnership and what challenges still need to be overcome in the future for stronger cooperation.
Speakers: Mr H. Halil Af┼čarata, Chief Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of Turkey and Chief Coordinator of the Facility of Refugees in Turkey; Ms Myriam Ferran, Director, Strategy and Turkey, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Moderator: Mr Tamer Kilic, Regional Coordinator, Western Balkans and Turkey, ICMPD

Focus Session: Partnerships reloaded? The new EU Talent Partnerships

Our speakers in this Focus Session explore the potential and significance of the new EU Talent Partnerships for countering the effects of an ageing European population as well as addressing labour needs in Member States.
Speakers: Ms Laura Corrado, Head of Unit, Legal Pathways and Integration, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission; Mr Robert Plummer, Senior Advisor, Business Europe
Moderator: Ms Jennifer Tangney, Senior Project Manager – Mobility Partnership Facility, ICMPD

Senior Panel: Migration partnerships in action - Finding a joint way forward

This Senior Panel discussion focuses on the external dimension of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. Panellists discuss what is necessary for mutually beneficial migration partnerships and how the Pact can help create them. It is followed by the formal closure of the conference by Mr Michael Spindelegger, Director General, ICMPD.
Speakers: Hon. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment, Bangladesh; Ms Andrea Schumacher, Vice-President, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany; Mr Maciej Popowski, Acting Director-General, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission; Mr Martijn Pluim, Director, Migration Dialogues and Cooperation, ICMPD
Moderator: Ms Jessica Bither, Migration Fellow & Senior Program Officer, Europe Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States