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16: The Dublin dilemma and the way out

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Hauptschule
Breakout / EU's future
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The crisis of asylum policy in Europe has exposed the dysfunctionality of the Dublin Agreement between the European countries. The Dublin Regulation creates perverse incentives for all actors involved, undermining European asylum coordination. What reforms are needed to establish common European responsibility and sustainable institutions to deal with humanitarian migration?

Speakers

Author, Blogger, Human Rights Activist, Berlin
Policy Fellow Migration, foraus  Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich
Deputy Director-General, DG HOME - Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
Co-Lead, Program Environment, Energy and Transportation, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich
Head of Program Migration, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich Chair
Director, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich Chair

Farah ABDI

Author, Blogger, Human Rights Activist, Berlin

 Farah Abdi is a Somali refugee and award-winning blogger. Farah arrived in Malta from Libya by boat in 2012, fleeing fear of persecution. Farah is author of the autobiography 'Never Arrive' and a human rights activist. Farah is also the recipient of the International Bremen Peace Award by the German NGO Stiftung die Schwelle and the Queen of England award for young leaders. Farah says: "I have been told many times by family, friends, colleagues and strangers that I am a black, African, refugee, Muslim, trans woman; that I am outside the norms accepted by society. That my dreams are a reflection of my upbringing in a decadent amoral society that has corrupted who I really am. As a young trans African, I have been conditioned from an early age to consider my gender identity a dangerous deviation from my true heritage as a Somali by close kin and friends. As a young trans African coming of age in Malta, there was another whiplash of cultural confusion that I had to recover from again and again: that accepting my gender identity doesn't necessarily mean that the wider Maltese community, with its own preconceived notions of what constitutes a 'valid' identity, will embrace me any more welcomingly than my own prejudiced kinsfolk do."

Simon MORDUE

Deputy Director-General, DG HOME - Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

 Since December 2016, Simon Mordue has become Deputy Director General for Migration in DG HOME, overseeing the Directorates responsible for Migration and Protection, and Migration and Security Funds.
 In September 2014, Simon Mordue became Director "Strategy and Turkey" in DG NEAR, covering issues such as the overall strategy for enlargement policy and the European Neighborhood Policy, policy planning, interinstitutional relations and communication, thematic support, monitoring and evaluation, financial instruments and negotiations with Turkey.
 In the Barroso II Commission, Simon was Head of Cabinet for Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy.
 In the Barroso I Commission, Simon was deputy Head of Cabinet to Vice President Verheugen covering a broad range of areas in the VP's team including responsibility for driving forward the better regulation agenda and the relations of the VP with the EP and Council. This latter involved overseeing, for the VP, complex inter-institutional negotiations on issues such as REACH, the single market for goods package, the defence package etc.
 He had also been part of Commissioner Verheugen's team for the last part of the Prodi Commission where he oversaw preparations for the new financial perspectives and also dealt with relations with the EP.
 At other times in his career in the Commission, he has been head of Unit for the maritime sector in DG Transport and Energy (TREN); Head of the Financial Instruments Unit in Dg Enlargement and served also as Head of the Operational Sections of the EC's delegations in Romania and Turkey.

Anna STÜNZI

Co-Lead, Program Environment, Energy and Transportation, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

2010-2013 Project Employee, Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich
2014-2016 Project Manager, swisscleantech
since 2014 Co-Owner; Member of Board, GOE mbH
2015-2017 Student Assistant, CER-ETH Center of Economic Research, MTEC, ETH Zürich
since 2017 Phd Student, CER-ETH Center of Economic Research, MTEC, ETH Zürich

Philipp LUTZ

Head of Program Migration, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

2009-2013 BA Social Sciences and Eastern European Studies in Bern, Fribourg (both Switzerland) and Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2013-2015 MA Political Science, University of Bern
since 2015 Head of Migration Programme, foraus - 0Swiss Forum for Foreign Policy Zurich/Geneva
since 2015 Senior Policy Fellow Migration, foraus - Swiss Forum for Foreign Policy Zurich/Geneva
since 2015 PhD Candidate & Assistant in Political Science, University of Bern

Emilia PASQUIER

Director, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

since 2014 Managing Director, Think Tank foraus-Forum for Foreign Policy
2013-2014 Deputy Secretary General,ICC- International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
2012-2015 Research Assistant, Institute of Political Science, University of Bern
2009-2012 Auxiliary Assistant, Institute of Political Science, University of Bern and Zurich

Political Symposium

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26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary