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16: The Dublin dilemma and the way out

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Future of the EU
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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?

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
Director, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

Array 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."

Array Stefan EGLI

Policy Fellow Migration, foraus  Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

Array 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.

Array Anna STÜNZI

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

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

Array Philipp LUTZ

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

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

Array Emilia PASQUIER

Director, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich

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

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26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary