Asylum Seekers in Europe: how to improve living conditions whilst waiting for international protection?

Voices from the ground, representatives of the EU institutions, and moderation by Leilani Farha, former UN special rapporteur on adequate housing

20th of June, 15:00 – 16:30 (CEST), Zoom 


Welcome and introduction

15:00 – 15:15:

Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift

Freek Spinnewijn, Director of FEANTSA

Marianella Kloka (Vice President of the Greek Housing Network / Praksis Greece)

Panel one – interventions from the ground

15:15 – 15:25               Marcin Sieńczyk, Coordinator of temporary refugee shelter, Wrocław, Poland 

15:25 – 15:35               Lefteris Papagiannakis, Director, Greek Council for Refugees 

15:35 – 15:45               Maëlle Léna, Program officer migration&refugees, Fédération des Acteurs de la Solidarité, France

15:45 – 15:55               Mustafa Mohammad, Director & Project Manager Velos Youth (direct experience in the asylum system in Greece)

15:55 – 16:05               Q&A session

Panel two –  representatives of the EU institutions

16:05 – 16:20               Birgit Lüüs, Policy officer, DG for Migration and Home Affairs, Unit C.3: Asylum

                                     Damian Boeselager, MEP, Volt

16:20 – 16:30               Q&A session