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A Transatlantic Roundtable on Human Mobility

19 mei 2021 | 17:0020:30

| Voertaal: English

(Dit evenement is in het Engels)

Agora Europe and Studio Europa Maastricht will organize on Wednesday May 19th at 11h00 AM EST / 05h00 PM CEST, a transatlantic roundtable on human mobility.

The live webinar will tackle different topics, in relation to migration; the concept of  borders, sea rescue and saving lives, discrimination, xenophobia and counternarratives, with a particular focus on COVID-19, while taking into consideration the Global Compact on Migration and the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. On this occasion, Agora Europe will also launch its new initiative “Dictionary on Mobility and Borders” (DMB). The roundtable is co-sponsored by the United Nations Network on Migration, Columbia University Committee on Forced Migration, Alliance Program, Maison Française, Sciences Po CERI, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, ISJPS and United Nations University UNU-MERIT, and is part of the “OTHERSIDE // EUROPE” Series inaugurated at Columbia University in 2019.


The webinar will be broadcasted live on Facebook.

Contacts and Organization

Caterina Di Fazio (Coordinator) Maastricht University Studio Europa

Virginie Lefèvre Amel Association International / Agora Europe

Alix Defrain-Meunier Sciences Po CERI

Karlijn van Uijtert Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Agora Europe


About Agora Europe

Agora Europe is a transatlantic series on human mobility jointly co-founded at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Columbia University in 2018 by Etienne Balibar, Caterina Di Fazio, and several other scholars and practitioners.  It aims to inaugurate and promote a transnational debate—reaching across Europe and beyond—on the scale, scope, and substance of the European political space, as well as on migration, unsettlement, forced displacement and disappearances, narratives and counternarratives. The purpose of these debates is to encourage cooperation, promote inclusion, and develop connections across Euro-Mediterranean and Atlantic regions, questioning the meaning of citizenship and its limits in an age of mass migration and global interconnection. In order to facilitate these debates, Agora Europe functions as a permanent and itinerant agora, bringing together scholars, representatives, practitioners, cultural actors, migrants and citizens to share their experiences and make their voices heard. The Agora Europe Series prompted the organization of a cultural and artistic festival funded by Fondazione Cariparma and over 30 public and live events on topics pertaining to saving lives, the Sea as connector and not a border, countering hate speech and advocating for inclusive policies. Since 2020, Agora Europe is a non-profit association registered at Hendaye’s City Hall, France. It coordinated and presented at the European University Institute, the European Parliament, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Columbia University and Studio Europa Maastricht Charta 2020, the first charter of European public goods, recently promoted the Joint Statement on Sea Rescue, jointly published in the US, UK, France, Italy and Senegal, and is currently implementing several other projects, including the Otherside // Europe Series. Agora Europe was recently awarded the Europe for Citizens grant of the European Commission for the project “EU-MED”.


19 mei 2021