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New Voices for Europe, Amsterdam

datum 18 januari 2018 20:00
plaats Amsterdam
locatie Pakhuis De Zwijger Toon locatie
zaal grote zaal
aanwezigen J. (Judith) Sargentini e.a.
organisatie Pakhuis De Zwijger

Today, more than a million refugees live in Europe, but their voices are still not represented. They don’t have the right to vote or stand up in an election. Leaving them trapped in a chain of challenges where they don’t have the means to tackle them. We need to go beyond the idea that democracy is just casting a ballot. That’s why newcomers took an initiative for a G-100, based on the G-1000 ‘Burgertop’, to speak up. The most important issues by the G-100 are presented by the New Voices for Europe Council. How do they deal with education, housing and work in the European communities they now live in? And how can they transform their voices into practical recommendations to influence integration policies of cities, states, and the EU - now and in the future?

With amongst others

Mohammed Badran

Founder of SYVNL and speaker at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

Anila Noor

A connector guiding and unpacking Integration and Inclusion & Organising agent at Better Future

Bright O. Richards

Actor and writer at New Dutch Connections

Mohammed Taha

Coordinator of the Syrian group at the Hague Peace projects

Ali Aljasem

Trainee at Kompass

Yara Alassadi

Member of G100

Moataz Aouf

Member of G100

Judith Sargentini

Member of the European Parliament, GroenLinks

Salima Belhaj

Tweede Kamerlid D66

Mpanzu Bamenga

Councilor Municipality of Eindhoven, D66

Ronald Venderbosch

Director Participation, Gemeente Amsterdam

Jasper Kuipers

Director National Office at Dutch Council for Refugees

Han Entzinger

Emeritus Professor of Migration and Integration Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Halleh Ghorashi

Professor Diversity and Integration| Faculty of Sociology | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Lenie Brouwer

Faculty of Social Sciences, Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU

Annemiek Dresen

Director NewBees NL

New voices for Europe Council

The New Voices for Europe council is a table with politicians, experts, and refugee representatives. The refugee representatives will present certain policy recommendations regarding integration policy and then each member of the council will have the time to react to this statement. How can we solve this? How can we implement such a solution/policy?

About G-100

G-100 is a refugee-led initiative by Diaspora Networks Alliance (DNA) and a series of conferences in Europe. It takes inspiration from the ‘G-1000 initiative’, also known as the Burgertop. The structure of G-100 is a workshop where around 100 newcomers, former refugees who share the same experience, and European experts, politicians meet to discuss and deliberate about different challenges that they are facing. These meetings take place in different European cities where these challenges exist. In collaboration with Syrian Volunteers in the Netherlands (SYVNL), G-100 is starting in Amsterdam, and then it makes its way to Brussels and Berlin.


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