Migration and Foreign Aid
February 2, 09:30-11:45, Rosenbad
Coffee and registration from 09:00
Increasingly high numbers of refugees and migrants have come to Europe over the past five years seeking protection. Beyond hosting and providing assistance to new arrivals, the EU and its member states have used various political, development and humanitarian assistance tools in order to address the current displacement and migration challenges abroad. In all countries, this has profoundly impacted the use of Official Development assistance (ODA) with short- and longer-term implications for migration governance and for development cooperation.
Based on the most recent developments in Europe, Anna Knoll with Andrew Sherriff at the European Center for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) have written an EBA-report high-lighting a number of key issues concerning the development and migration nexus. Focus is on how the irregular migration and refugee situation has impacted on the volumes and orientation of ODA. The report is based on five case studies (the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden). The presentation of the report will be a starting point for a discussion on central issues and policy implications for Sweden and other countries.
09:00 Coffee and registration
09:30 Welcome and introduction, Gun-Britt Andersson
09:35 Presentation of the report: Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff
10:00 Comments and reflections: Ninna Nyberg Sørensen and Kristof Tamas
10:30 Introductory remarks to panel discussion on Sweden’s approach to migration and development: Ulrika Modéer
10:40 Panel discussion with Ulrika Modéer, Staffan Landin, Anna Knoll, Ninna Nyberg Sørensen and Kristof Tamas
11:40 Concluding remarks
11:45 Seminar ends
The number of seats is limited.
Speakers and panelists:
Gun-Britt Andersson, vice chair EBA
Anna Knoll, head of program on Migration at the European Center for Development Policy Management, ECDPM
Andrew Sherriff, head of program on Strengthening European External Action at the European Center for Development Policy Management, ECDPM
Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS
Kristof Tamas, Director, The Migration Studies Delegation
Staffan Landin, free-lance writer and public speaker
Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary for Development Cooperation