The annual national conference of the EMN Luxembourg focussed on the topic of children in migration. Over the years EMN has prepared several Children in migration reports which account on the implementation of the recommended actions laid down in the 2017 Communication on the protection of children in migration. This year’s report covers two consecutive years 2021 and 2022. Access to education as important factor for the development and social inclusion of migrant children has been chosen as the focus of this year’s conference.
The keynote speech “Children and Young People on the Move: Navigating Contemporary Challenges at the Crossroads of Children’s Rights and Migration” was delivered by Sara Lembrechts, Migration Law Research Group, Ghent University.
WHERE? Maison des Sciences Humaines, University of Luxembourg, room “Black Box” and online on Webex.
Work language of the conference: English
Translation from English to French and from French to English was provided.
You will find the agenda for the conference bellow.
23 November 2023
09.30 – 10.00
Arrival and registration
10.00 – 10.10
Opening and welcome words
· Prof. Dr. Robert Harmsen, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, University of Luxembourg
Host: Adolfo Sommarribas, Senior Legal Migration expert of EMN Luxembourg and Senior Legal advisor of the University of Luxembourg
10.10 – 10.50
Children and Young People on the Move: Navigating Contemporary Challenges at the Crossroads of Children’s Rights and Migration
Sara Lembrechts, Migration Law Research Group, Ghent University
10.50 – 11.00
10.50 – 11.10
Children in Migration – EU level developments
Anna Schmidt, DG Home Migration and Asylum Unit (online intervention)
11.10 – 11.15
11.15 – 12.15
Moderator: Charel Schmit, Ombudsmen for children and youngsters
· Dr Evgenia Partasi, Teacher Trainer, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute and
· Anssi Pirttijärvi, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland (online intervention)
· Aigul Alieva, Research Associate, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
12.15 – 12.35
12.35 – 13.35
13.35 – 14.35
Moderator: Prof. Catherine Jones, Assistant professor in Digital Human Geographies, University of Luxembourg
· Shirley Martin, Lecturer, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork
· Nihad Bunar, Professor, Department of Special Education, Stockholm University
· Karl Johannes Zarhuber, Former Teaching Professional for pedagogical programmes on Migration at University for Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Niederösterreich) in Lower Austria
14.35 – 14.55
Adolfo Sommarribas, Senior Legal Migration expert of EMN Luxembourg and Senior Legal advisor of the University of Luxembourg