13th of April 2023 ASP1-G2 (M. Glezos)  
European Parliament

This conference focuses on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and migration in a broader sense. It would bring Afghans and stakeholders together, focusing on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, in particular for women and girls, routes to flee, evacuation practices (perspectives from different member states and EU as a whole), situations of Afghans on route as well as the situation once arrived in Europe or elsewhere. There will be a special focus on vulnerable groups such as LGBTIQ and girls and women.

Interpretation in DE EN FR EL ES PT DR


15:00-15:15 Opening by MEP Cornelia Ernst & MEP Tineke Strik (Room ASP 1G2)

15:15-15:30 Presentation of the results of the workshops

15:30-16:40 Panel 1: Humanitarian and Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan (with a focus on rights for women and girls) moderated by Tineke Strik (Greens/EFA)


·       Valentina Auricchio, Head of Unit responsible for Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific, DG ECHO

·        Shogofa Mohammady, Human Rights Manager DRC in Afghanistan

·        Richard Bennett, UN special rapporteur Afghanistan


16:40-17:00 Break

17:00-18:10 Panel 2: Afghan asylum seekers on route, in transit and reception countries moderated by Emran Feroz (journalist)


·       Parwana Amiri, author and activist

·       Roberta Dirosa, Coordinator of the Afghanistan Safe Passage Taskforce, EEAS

·       Reshad Jalali, Senior Policy Officer, ECRE

·       Speaker from German ministry of interior (tbc)

Followed by a Q&A

18:10-18:25 Closing by MEP Cornelia Ernst & MEP Erik Marquardt