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Conference: Afghanistan/EU – Ethno-religious conflicts and asylum policy

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Veranstaltung: Dienstag, den 31. Januar 2017, 19:00 - 21:00
Ort: Campus Belval, MSA 3540

The recently established agreement between Afghanistan and the EU, the so-called „Joint way forward on migration issues” (Kabul, 2 October 2016) has brought about a public debate in Luxembourg and other EU member states. Apart from the question of whether Afghanistan can be considered a “safe third country”, the agreement raises general issues on asylum policy, for example the problem of tying together foreign aid and collaboration in deportation/remigration measures.

The Key Area MIS – Migration and Intercultural Studies (University of Luxembourg) will contribute to these debates by co-organizing with the platform “Afghanistan is not safe, Luxembourg” an evening conference on these topics. The aim of the conference is to bring together different perspectives and understandings – scholarly reflections, political reasoning, public claims and individual experiences.

Programme

  • Prof. Dr. Conrad Schetter (University of Bonn, International Center for Conversion): Playing the Ethnic Card: On the Ethnicization of Afghan Politics
  • Agnes Rausch (Honorary counselor of state, member of Reech eng Hand) & Catherine Warin (University of Luxembourg, president of Passerell asbl): The EU-Afghanistan joint way forward on migration issues – legal aspects and political discourse
  • Round table with a representative of the Ministry of foreign affairs, Prof. Dr. Conrad Schetter, Agnes Rausch, Cathérine Warin, Jawid Modasir,, Prof. Dr. Harlan Koff

Moderation: Ines Kurschat (D’Lëtzebuerger Land),

The conference languages will be English and Farsi, with simultaneous translation.

Contact: Elisabeth Boesen