Events in 2020
Environmental Drivers of Displacement
December 29th - Online
Evidence vs Myth: Understanding Displacement in a Changing Climate
December 8th - Online
Abolition du règlement Dublin III et le Nouveau pacte sur la migration et l'asile: la fin des tensions en Europe?
December 4th - Online
Assessing the State of Data and Research on Human Mobility in the Context of Disaster, Climate Change, and Environmental Degradation
November 24th - Online
The event was hosted by the Data Knowledge Working Group of the Platform on Disaster Displacement.
Data and Knowledge on Human Mobility in the Context of Natural Hazards
November 11th - Online
Caroline Zickgraf introduced the structure and objectives of the HABITABLE project as part of this panel discussion on data and knowledge of migration and immobility in the context of environmental challenges.
EU's New Pact on Migration and Asylum: An Opportunity for More EU-Turkey Cooperation?
November 9th - Online
This webinar on the EU's new pact on migration and asylum and its implications for EU-Turkey cooperation was moderated by Hugo Observatory's Başak Yavçan.
The recording of the webinar is available to watch here.
Migration and Climate Change: What Can European Cooperation Achieve?
November 6th - Online
François Gemenne and Caroline Zickgraf took part in this virtual debate hosted by ECFR. The debate sought to answer questions related to European cooperation on migration and climate change, in part by drawing parallels with the European response to the covid-19 pandemic.
Watch the recording of the debate here.
Comparing Crises: Lessons from ,Migration Crises' in the European Neighbourhood
October 27th - Online
The recording of the webinar can be accessed here.
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Workshop: Toward more sustainable migration governance
September 25th - Online
Webinar: Is climate change migration a self-fulfilling prophecy? Interdisciplinary dialogues on the migration-environment nexus
September 16th - Online
As part of the 2020 Virtual Forum on Earth System Governance, the HABITABLE and MAGYC projects co-facilitated this innovative session on the migration-environment nexus. The aim of the session was to facilitate a better dialogue between migration scholars and the climate change research community.
Webinar : Le monde d'après sera-t-il meilleur ?
May 7th - online
In our projections of the "next world", don't we tend to forget the realities of today's world and the deep aspirations for a return to the "world before"? This is what François Gemenne (The Hugo Observatory) and Audrey Pulvar (Green Management School) discussed during this webinar organised by the recently created Green Management School.
Watch this webinar here.
Online conference "Environmental Migrations"
April 30th - online
Online conference - Café Climat "Crise sanitaire, crise climatique : quelle convergence ?"
April 30th - online
In the frame of an online "Café Climat", the Parisian Climate Agency proposed a reflexion on the relation between the climate crisis and the sanitary crisis of the coronavirus. François Gemenne (Dir., The Hugo Observatory) and Anne Souyris (Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of health and relations with the Public Assistance of Paris Hospitals - APHP) were invited to participate in the reflexion and explore solutions to make the current situation a lever for accelerating the ecological transition in Paris.
Online hearing "Climate refugees account for more than a half of all migrants but enjoy little protection"
April 17th - online
François Gemenne (Dir. at The Hugo Observatory) took part in a hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee on the possible international actions for people displaced for environment-related causes. The hearing, held online due to coronavirus measures, brought together EESC members, representatives of environmental and international organisations and academics specialising in law.
Read more here.
Live webinar : "Post Covid-19 : la croissance verte est-elle possible ?" (in French)
April 10th - online
Is green growth possible in the post-coronavirus period ? What economic model are we heading towards ? François Gemenne was interviewed by Marie Visot, journalist at Le Figaro, in a webinar organised by the Institut de l'Economie Positive.
Watch the webinar replay here.
Panel "Common Challenges for EU and Turkey: Refugee Crisis 2.0"
March 12th - Brussels (Belgium)
Başak Yavçan (left) and other panelists
Başak Yavçan (Hugo Observatory, MAGYC) took part in a panel discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis organized by the Turkish Directorate of Communication. The panelists discuss the future of the EU-Turkey Deal, a potential "New Deal" and mechanisms to promote cooperation and responsibility sharing.
MISTY Project's 2nd annual meeting
February 26-28th - Accra (Ghana)
Caroline Zickgraf François Gemenne
Caroline Zickgraf and François Gemenne represented the Hugo Observatory MISTY Project team in Accra (Ghana) during the second annual consortium meeting. They discussed on the role of cities on migration governance and the role of migrants as policy actors in migration governance.
Conference on Migration Policies in the Mediterranean and Libya
February 12th - Paris (France)
This conference brought together practiotioners and academics (including MAGYC researchers Hélène Thiollet, Shoshana Fine, Céline Cantat, Virginie Guiraudon, Iraklis Dimitriadis) to debate the role of law in governing migration. It reflected upon il/legalising practices and the making of "victims" and "criminals" in a context of continuous migrants' deaths sand dismantlement of search and rescue operations led by States or NGOs.
February 5th - Port Louis (Mauritius)
François Gemenne at Klima Conference
François Gemenne delivered an opening keynote speech "L'urgence climatique: apprendre à gouverner ensemble une nouvelle Terre" (in French) at the Klima Conference on Climate Change issues for Mauritius, in Port Louis. The conference co-organized by the Mauritius Commercial Bank group aimed at presenting Utopies Paris' study to make Mauritius carbon neutral and discussing various Climate Change issues with experts, partners and economic decision-makers.
Migration Governance Cluster Meeting
January 30-31th - Brussels (Belgium)
The MAGYC Project team Caroline Zickgraf
The MAGYC team attended a Horizon 2020 cluster meeting on migration governance organised by the European Research Agency together with other researchers from other migration projects RESPOND, MIGNEX, AGRUMIG, ADMIGOV, CEASEVAL and CrossMigration.
This two-day event served as a valuable opportunity for each project team to introduce their works, share insights and lessons learned from their research, explore synergies and potential collaboration opportunities, and exchange with policy officials from the European Commission.
Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Consequences on Migration
January 24th - Paris (France)
François Gemenne, Mines ParisTech
François Gemenne gave a lecture on Climate Change Impacts and Consequences on Human Migrations at MINES ParisTech Engineer School.
Green European Salon
January 20th - Brussels (Belgium)
Green European Salon