Beyond EU-FRANK - EU-FRANK Conference 2020

Using State cooperation to build capacity for resetlemment in the European Union

The conference will display the results of the EU-FRANK project and its different achievements that have had an impact on EU MS+ resettlement work, specifically relating to State cooperation within the field. As the has reach the end of its implementation period, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to take stock of lessons learned, and reflect upon the strategic direction beyond the end of the project. The expected outcome is a richer understanding of how resettlement capacity can be expanded within the European Union, and how the EU-FRANK project contributed to this during the project period.

June 26th, pre-conference activities: In order to prepare for the conference, EU-FRANK will release podcasts with interesting background information on the project. These podcasts will feature the project’s partners and provide insight on the project journey, as well as an outlook on how Member States have been using the training module developed by EU-FRANK in their efforts of capacity building. These materials will be available on the EU-FRANK website.

Preliminary agenda

09.00 Online check-in

09.15 Welcome

09.30 Welcoming speech and introduction

10.00 The building blocks of the EU-FRANK Project

Broadening the knowledge base, building structures for peer support. Going further: new approaches to operational cooperation.

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45 The broader achievements of achievements of EU-FRANK

Reflections on how the project has contributed to wider state-to-state cooperation, increased capacity learning and operational pre-conditions to work with, or expand resettlement programs

11.30- 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 Panel: Beyond EU-FRANK - What the future holds for resettlement

Moderated by MPI Europe, this panel will count with discussions from the operational and policy sides of resettlement, as well as international actors such as EASO and the UNHCR.

13.00 Final words and hand-over to EASO

Target group

The conference will bring together actors from across EU Member States+, institutions and international organizations. The primary target group is resettlement practitioners on management/coordination level within governmental agencies, international organisations or policy departments. Since resettlement is a global commitment, we also welcome non-EU Member States to join and share their experiences.

Location

Online

Time and date

30 Jun 09.00 - 30 Jun 13.15, 2020

Hosts

EU-FRANK