Migration Challenges Conference

International Conference:
Migration Challenges in Central, East and Southeast Europe: Policy Solutions for Building a Strong and Free Europe

American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
April 7-8, 2016

The international conference will bring together Members of the European Parliament (MEP), policy-makers, civil society organizations, media professionals, academics and students from the region to discuss the challenges brought over by increased migration. The participants will develop common positions on what are the most pressing issues and their causes, and corresponding viable policy options. In its concluding session, the conference will adopt a declaration with the key policy proposals, drafted by the team of the rapporteurs of each of the roundtables and workshops.
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Special Guests

Stratsimir Kulinski - President of  AUBG
Emilia Zankina - Politics and European Studies Department Chair
Rainer Adam - Regional Director of FNF South and Southeast Europe
Daniel Mitov - MFA
Ognyan Zlatev - Head of the EU Representation in Bulgaria
H.E. Tom J.M. van Oorschot - ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bulgaria


Zoran Đoković - OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Dushan Gamser - LDP (Serbia)
Boris Blazekovic - HNS (Croatia)
Jasmina Golubovska - Foundation Open Society, Macedonia
Nikolaus Scherak - Vice President of NEOS Party Austria, Spokesman for asylum, integration, justice, human rights, constitution, ethnic groups
Kamelia Dimitrova - National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Bulgaria
AnnaStiina Kallius - Migszol, (Hungary)
Clive Leviev-Sawyer - Editor, The Sofia Globe, Bulgaria
Istvan Szekeres - regional journalist (Hungary)
Maria Cheresheva - Association of European Journalists
Hakan Ataman - Helsinki Citizens' Assembly
Chrysanthi Protogeroui - Greek Council of Refugees
Roland-Francois Weil - UNHCR – Bulgaria
Zentai Lilla - Menedék (Hungary)
Tzvetko Tzankovski - Refugee Support Group Bulgaria
Gordana - Group 483 (Serbia)
Margarita Ilieva - Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
Orhan Ceca - Liberal Alternative Institute (Macedonia)
Bobby Phillips - Associate professor of Political Science in AUBG

Official guests 

Cristian David - Institute for Liberal Studies Romania
Eva Ferluga - European Liberal Forum (Brussels)

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