High-level Inter-parliamentary Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe

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On Thursday from 10:00 to 16:30, MEPs and national MPs will gather virtually to discuss how to manage migration and asylum in Europe.

The conference will open with keynote speeches by Parliament and Commission Presidents David Sassoli and Ursula von der Leyen, the Presidents of the German parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble, of the Portuguese parliament, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, and of Slovenia’s parliament, Igor Zorčič.

Watch the opening session (click on hyperlinks to access streaming).

It will be followed by a debate on “Managing asylum and migration together” with contributions from Presidents Sassoli, von der Leyen and Schäuble as well as Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson, UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi and International Organization for Migration Director General António Vitorino.

MEPs, MPs and other guests will then continue working in three different groups, on the:

Closing remarks will be delivered by Presidents Sassoli and Schäuble.

Full programme of the conference