SAVE THE DATE – Forgotten at the Gates of Europe

07 May 2018

Save The Date


Ongoing protection concerns at the EU’s external border

During the past two years, arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe’s gates dropped considerably from the levels of 2015 and 2016. At the same time, public and media attention of deaths at sea, pushbacks along the Balkan route and inhuman conditions in overcrowded reception centres has dropped as well.

On the eve of World Refugee Day, JRS Europe will draw attention back to the EU’s external borders – where people in need of protection are still arriving, their journeys to Europe are becoming more dangerous and their welcome in Europe colder.

JRS Europe will launch its report Protection at the External Borders and host a follow-up discussion. Julia Behrens from the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, Stefan Maier from UNCHR and a representative from ECRE, among others, will provide insight.

After the discussion, we invite you for a networking lunch. Invitation and agenda to follow.

Tuesday 19 June 2018 

11:00 – 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe;

Rue Froissart 95, Brussels