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Advancing Alternative Migration Governance

Final Conference in Brussels

What is Good Migration Governance?

Final Conference of the Advancing Alternative Migration Governance project

0:00-17:30 Maison des Arts, Avenue Jeanne 56, building J56, Brussels

The conference will take place at La Maison des Arts in Brussels. You can register by filling in the registration form:


10:00-10:15 Welcome by Anja van Heelsum (University of Amsterdam) and Julien Jeandesboz (Université Libre de Bruxelles).


Session 1 Indicators of good migration governance, Chair: Blanca Garcés Mascareñas  (CIDOB).

10:15-10:45 Presentations: Francesco Pasetti (CIDOB), Elaine Lebon-McGregor (UNU-MERIT/University of Maastricht). You can find information on this subject here.

10:45-11:15 Reactions by Andrea Milan (IOM); prof. Rinus Penninx (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Axel Kreienbrink (BAMF)

11:15-11:45 Q&A

11:45-12:00 Blanca Garcés Mascareñas,  final comments

12:00-13:30 lunch

Session 2 Good Migration Governance, relating migratory aspirations to the Sustainable Development principles, and to development interventions. Chair: Katie Kuschminder (University of Amsterdam)

13:30-14:15 Presentations:

  • Katie Kushminder (University of Amsterdam) introduction and Mali.
  • Ayşen Üstübici (Koç University) Turkey.
  • Maria Gabriella Trovato (American University of Beirut/NMBU Oslo) Lebanon.
  • Iman Rejabzadeh (University of Maastricht) Ethiopia.

You can find short information on this subject here.

14:15-14:45 Reaction by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Amnesty International), Lisa Andersson (OECD, Paris), Lacopo Viciani (DG-INTPA) .

14:45-15:00 Q&A

15:00-15:20 break

Session 3

15:20-16:20 Round table, led by Julien Jeandesboz (Université Libre de Bruxelles). What is good migration governance in relation to the two current protection systems TPS versus Asylum?


  • Patrycja Matusz (University of Wroclaw) the TPS situation of Ukrainians in Poland
  • Jeroen Doomernik (University of Amsterdam) comparing the effectiveness of TPS and asylum for long term integration purpose
  • Ahmet İçduygu (Koç University) the Refugee Protection Regimes in Turkey: Policies and Practices
  • Sergio Carrera (Centre European Policy Studies and coordinator ASILE project)
  • Roberto Forin (Mixed Migration Centre, DRC)


16:20-17:10 Discussion and Q&A

17:10-17:30 Closing the meeting – Anja van Heelsum (University of Amsterdam) and  Cristina Marcuzzo (EU-REA)