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MADE REAL: PPPresentations

ALTERNATIVES TO IMMIGRATION DETENTION IN THE EU:
THE TIME FOR IMPLEMENTATION

PROGRAMME

8.30 – 9.00        Reception of participants

9.00 – 9.15        Welcome address
by Philippe De Bruycker, Professor ULB & Migration Policy Centre (RSCAS, EUI), Coordinator of the Odysseus Network

9.15 – 9.30        Presentation of the Made Real Project and conference
by Alice Bloomfield, Project manager of the Made Real Project,  Odysseus Network

Session 1 – Introducing the notion of alternatives to immigration detention in the EU policy-making

Chair: Mariette Grange, Senior Researcher at the Global Detention Projet

9.30 – 10.00     Introductory report by Lilian Tsourdi,
Researcher ULB and Member of the Made Real Team, Odysseus Network

10.00 – 10h45  Panel:

– Promoting alternatives to the detention of asylum seekers in the EU: the view of the UNHCR,
by Andrea Vonkeman, Senior Policy Officer, UNHCR and Marie Huberlant, Global detention Strategy Specialist, UNHCR

Challenges of Member States in implementing alternatives to the detention of asylum seekers,
by Vincent Catot, Policy Officer, DG Home, European Commission

– Alternatives to detention in criminal law: A different perspective? by Maïté De Rue, Deputy Public Prosecutor in Liège, Scientific collaborator of the UCL department and Belgiam Member of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture

10h45 – 11h15  Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45 Questions and answers session

Session 2 – Administrative decision-making, judicial control and alternatives to detention

Chair: Valeria Ilareva, Director of the Foundation for Access to Rights – FAR

11.45 – 12.15  Introductory report by Galina Cornelisse,
Assistant Professor, VU Amsterdam

12.15 – 13.00   Panel:

– Detention as a last resort: The Swedish model,
by Niclas Axelsson, Specialist of detention issues, Swedish Migration Board

The role of the judiciary in implementing alternatives to detention in Lithuania,
by Lyra Jukuleviciene , Professor, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius

– Judicial control of detention and alternatives to detention in Austria,
by Christian Filzwieser, Judge at the Austrian Federal Administrative Court

Alternatives to detention and the assessment of the risk of absconding,
by Sergo Mananashvili, Research Associate, Migration Policy Centre, RSCAS, EUI

13.00 – 13.30   Questions and answers session

13.30 – 14.30  Lunch break

Session 3 – Implementing alternatives to detention in practice

Chair: Neil Falzon, Director of Aditus Foundation and Visiting Assistant Lecturer at the University of Malta

14.30 – 15.00   Introductory report by Alice Bloomfield, Project manager of the Made Real Project, Odysseus Network

15.00 – 15.45   Panel:

What makes alternatives work? Focus on the case management model,
by Jem Stevens, Europe Regional Coordinator, International Detention Coalition

The case of family housing units in Belgium,
by Geert Verbauwhede, Advisor at the Belgian General Directorate Immigration Office

The case of bail in the UK,
by Adeline Trude, Research and Policy Manager at Bail for Immigration Detainees

The case of designated residence in France: Recent evolution and challenges,
by Radeck Ficek, Director of the Asylum Department, France Terre d’Asile

15 .45 – 16.15 Questions and answers session

16.15 16.30 Conclusions by Philippe De Bruycker

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