Migration in the Mediterranean @King’s College
Moderated by Marta Llonch, King’s College London
The aquatic border between Europe and its neighbours is a well-established location for some of the most dangerous journeys in the world, with fatalities on the increase. This session will explore the challenges facing those trying to reach European shores and the possibilities of creating safe legal channels. It specifically aims to look at the role of NGOs and sea rescue missions and the challenges they face while trying to do their job in the current political climate of fortress Europe. How do current EU and member state migration policies affect the situation on the ground in the Mediterranean? What are the problems and/or opportunities for improvement? How can the human rights of migrants be protected?
- Ahmed Terkawi, Maritime Organisation for Following Up and Rescue
- Konstantinos Provias, Hellenic Coast Guard
- Elly Schlein, MEP, European Parliament
- Ariel Ricker, Advocates Abroad