Can diverging interests of African and European countries converge in a common migration policy? What experiences and insights could Lithuania bring to the joint discussion table? Recent calls to amend European migration policy range from appeals to ease mobility for skilled workers to demands for an overall review of migration laws when it comes to irregular migration.
In light of this, independent Baltic research and policy center @AfriKo and VU TSPMI are inviting you to an open lecture and discussion “Lithuania in a joint EU-Africa migration management: diverging interests, converging goals?”
The event will begin with a keynote “Mobility as a Way of Life: African Interests in EU-African Migration Governance” by senior researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI, Germany) Dr. Franzisca Zanker. In her presentation, Dr. Zanker will draw on more than 130 interviews with West African migration policy makers and reflect on growing EU migration policy influence in the region.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of Lithuanian government institutions and academia. The event is part of a series of closing events for @DigitalExplorers – a legal mobility project financed by European Commission.
The event will take place on the 25th of November, at 5 PM. (EET; UTC+2) at VU TSPMI, room 402 (Vokiečių str. 10).
Only persons with a valid National Certificate or EU Digital COVID Certificate will be allowed to attend the event in person.