Refugee Academy: Fourth Pilot Seminar

Athens, 9-11 December 2019

The 4th Pilot Seminar of the Project "Setting up a Council of Europe Academy for Democratic Leadership for Persons with a Refugee Background", the theme of which is “Democratic governance of migration: aligning the national and the local” was organised from 9-11 December 2019 in Athens, Greece. 

Co-organised by the Council of Europe, the Civic School of Political Studies (Greece) and the Association of Schools of Political Studies, the seminar brought together policy makers, individuals with a refugee background and actors representing civil society organisations working with refugees and migrants.

Questions discussed included how cities address migration, how migrant and refugee communities aspire to democratic representation and participation in civic and political decision-making, and how governments ensure standards of rule of law and human rights when it comes to migration and forced displacement.

The programme can be found here.