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Conference: local responses to forced displacement

Do you work in refugee crisis management? Are you looking to collaborate with others in the field?

Join the conference Facing grand challenges: local responses to forced displacement on Thursday 28 March 2019, organised by the Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

For thousands of people, a safe haven and a place to call home is not a given. Global forced displacement is an immense challenge in need of international collaboration.

At the conference, you will join a platform for discussion with your peers about the pressing issues experienced by a variety of localities, the actors and outcomes involved. In turn, these shared experiences may allow participants to identify possible solutions. The conference also aims to highlight the importance of stronger bonds between practitioners, government and academia.

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Event details

When: Thursday 28 March 2019

Where: Vessel 11 (Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

The programme

9:00 Registration and coffee

9:30 Opening by Prof. Gabriele Jacobs

9:45 Keynotes by Marios Andriotis, International Relations Advisor to the Mayor of Lesvos and Martijn Vroom, Mayor of Krimpen aan den IJssel

11:00 Speaker presentations

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Presentation

13:30 Parallel workshops

14:30 Coffee break

14:50 Reporting workshop outcomes

15:30 Presentations

16:30 Solutions for the future

17:00 Closing

The event is open to practitioners and researchers working in forced displacement. The conference is free of charge but spaces are limited, please register here.