19 January 2021, Virtual academic conference, with Odysseus Member for Denmark Jens Vedsted-Hansen, and Odysseus Member for Turkey Meltem İneli Ciğer: Unpacking EU Asylum Policy in light of The UN Global Compact on Refugees

ASILE Project will host a virtual academic conference “Unpacking EU Asylum Policy in light of The UN Global Compact on Refugees: The Impacts of Containment on Trust and Refugee Protection“,  with Odysseus Member for Denmark Jens Vedsted-Hansen, and Odysseus Member for Turkey  Meltem İneli Ciğer. The virtual conference will assess the recent EU Asylum and Policy developments and their impact on the UN Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) guiding principles.  The event is part of the Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Office of the UNHCR 70 Years Protecting People Forced to Flee“.

The Conference will take place Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 15:15-16:45 CET.  Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/70-years-protecting-people-forced-to-flee-europe-registration-132997253365

Moderator: Roberto Cortinovis, Researcher, CEPS


  • Prof. Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Aarhus University & Odysseus Member;
  • Prof. Rosemary Byrne, NYU Abu Dhab & ASILE Advisory Board Member;
  • Prof. Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto, ASILE Country Expert & Advisory Board Member


  • Dr. Meltem İneli Ciğer, Suleyman Demirel University, Odysseus Member;
  • Mohammed Badran, Syrian Volunteers Netherlands (SYVNL)
  • Dr. Nikolas Tan, The Danish Institute for Human Rights & ASILE Partner
  • Anila Noor, Policy advisor on Diversity, integration & Gender Inclusion & Member of the European Commission Expert Group on the Views of Migrants and co leading Global Refugee Led Network (GRN) and New Women Connectors (NWC)
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