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.

PROGRAM:

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

Registration: Please register by January 26, 2017 at the latest to: ud.eba.seminarium@gov.se or at www.eba.se

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