Thursday 12 May: Student seminar on the situation of refugees from Ukraine in Europe

Almost 5.4 million Ukrainian refugees entered the EU, 7.7 million people are internally displaced. Contrary to the general approach towards refugees, the EU kept its borders open for Ukrainians and invoked the Temporary Protection Directive. What does Directive entail, and how is it implemented across the EU? Does it effectively protect Ukrainian refugees? And what does this mean for non-Ukrainian refugees and migrants?

This seminar is organised especially for VU students by Roos IJkema, student of the VU master International Migration and Refugee Law. During the seminar Lieneke Slingenberg (Professor of Migrants and the Rule of Law at the VU) will first introduce the Temporary Protection Directive. Marcelle Reneman (Assistant Professor of migration law at the VU will speak about the application of the Temporary Protection Directive in the Netherlands. Flavius Iliona-Loga (director at LOGS Romania, working with refugee flows from Ukraine and the Middle East) will shine his light on recent developments. More speakers will be announced later. There will also be plenty of time for questions and debate.

Date: 12 May 2022
Time: 16:00-17:30 hrs
Place: Vrije Universiteit, Nieuw Universiteitsgebouw (New University Building) Room NU 3B-19

Registration is not necessary.