Responses to the Refugee Challenge

Responses to the Refugee Challenge

1:30pm - 5:00pm / Thursday 27th April 2017 / Venue: Seminar Room 11 Rendall Building
Type: Conference / Category: Department / Series: Europe and the World Centre
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The influx of refugees from the war-torn Middle Eastern countries poses a significant challenge to all European countries. The aim of this international conference is to explore responses to this challenge by experts in migration and asylum policies from Germany, the UK and the Balkans.

Against the backdrop of what is perceived as ‘refugee crisis’, the speakers focus on the following themes: the role emotions of compassion, but also fear which leads to xenophobia with reference to Germany; the desperate plight of women and children along the ‘Balkan route’ who are in need of legal aid and psychosocial and health services, and the reception of refugees in the UK where asylum applicants are produced as clandestine economic migrants.