Alternatives to the Dublin Regulation: human lives at stake: 24 June 2015

Alternatives to the Dublin Regulation: human lives at stake: 24 June 2015

Time: 16:30 – 21.00

Room: ASP1G2

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish

16:30-16:40: Welcome introduction: Cornelia Ernst, LIBE GUE/NGL coordinator

16:40: Panel 1: Impact of the Dublin regulation on human lives

Chair: Martina Anderson, MEP, GUE/NGL

Yonous Muhammadi, Greek forum of Refugees

Olga Siebert, Jesuit Refugee Service 

Tristan Wibault, lawyer, Cabinet d'avocats du Quartier des Libertés, Belgium

Aurélie Ponthieu, Médecins Sans Frontières

Exchange of views

17.30: Panel 2: Alternatives to the Dublin regulation

Chair: Malin Björk, MEP, GUE/NGL

Pr. Gianfranco Schiavone, funder of Consorzio italiano di solidarietà, secretary of ASGI and author of the study “Il Diritto alla Protezione” (2010) 

Louis Middelkoop, Adviser to the Meijers Committee 

Kris Pollet, ECRE 

Exchange of views

18:20: Conclusion: Barbara Spinelli, MEP

18:30: Introduction to the screening: Dennis de Jong, MEP

18:35-19:30: Cocktail, Members salon

19:30: Screening of Those who feel the fire burning by Morgan Knibbe

Introduction: Dennis de Jong, GUE/NGL and Morgan Knibbe, film director

Presented at the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary in 2014, Those who feel the fire burning depicts in an unconventional, poetic form a serious social problem: the hopeless existence of refugees stuck at the edge of Europe.


For more information:

Amandine Bach, +32 2 284 39 08, [email protected]


If you would like to attend the hearing and/or the screening and do not have an accreditation to the EP, please note that you must pre-register by emailing the following details to [email protected] by Thursday 18th June

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GUE/NGL press officer: Gianfranco Battistini + 32 475 646628

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