The 4th International Conference NOW

Kampala, September 3rd-5th 2017

“African Youth and Migration”

The conference brought together participants from more than 10 Sub‐Sahara African countries and European experts and politicians. During the three days of conference the participants drew attention to the situation and perspective of the African youth, migrants and refugees, with the intention to listen and learn. Key findings and recommendations will be published for the 5th EU‐Africa Summit in Côte d’Ivoire.

The conference was organised by Act.Now in cooperation with the International Institute for Peace (IIP) and support from the Bruno Kreisky Forum and local partner organizations. Curator of the 4th NOW Conference is Hannes Swoboda, Member of European Parliament (ret.), president of the IIP.

Download Conference-Documents (PDF):

Visual Recording

Impressions from the Conference

Opening Session

Voices to be Heard

Session 1: Migration and Forced Migration from European and African Perspectives

Session 2: Reasons and Realities of (Forced) Migration

Session 3: Approaches of Receiving Countries

Session 4: Collection of Claims and Demands for the Africa-EU Summit

Sesssion 5: African Youth – from Motives for Migration to Alternatives to Migration – African Initiatives to Improve the Local Living Conditions

Session 6: Learnings from Africa for Europe

Session 7: Closing Ceremony

Videos

Conference Schedule

Sunday, 3rd September, 2017

13:00 Welcome Lunch
14:00 Opening
14:30 Voices to be heard
Reports from African Youth, Refugees and Returnees
19:00 Culture Programme and Dinner

Monday, 4th September, 2017

9:00 Session 1: Migration and Forced Migration from European and African Perspectives
11:00 Session 2: Reasons and Realities of (Forced) Migration
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Session 3: Approaches of Receiving Countries
16:00 Coffee break
17:00 Session 4: Collection of Claims and Demands for the Africa-EU Summit
19:00 Dinner

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017

9:30 Sesssion 5: African Youth: from Motives for Migration to Alternatives to Migration – African Initiatives to
Improve the Local Living Conditions
11.00 Coffee break
11:15 Session 6: Learnings from Africa for Europe
13:00 Lunch in Working groups to elaborate recommendations for the EU-AU summit
14:30 Closing Ceremony
15:00 Press Conference

Location

Speke Hotel
Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue
Kampala, Uganda

Media Requests

Robert Schafleitner, Act.Now, Vienna, Austria

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Contributors

International Conference NOW Kampala

initiated by Act.Now | André Heller, Patricia Kahane and Elke Zuckermann & International Institute for Peace (IIP) | Hannes Swoboda

Curator responsible for the content:

Hannes Swoboda, Member of European Parliament (ret.), Head of the International Instiute for Peace  – IIP, Board Member, Bruno Kreisky Forum of International Dialogue

Contributors:

Logistics: Stella Amisango
Project Coordination: Catrin Neumüller, Julia Probst,  Stephanie Fenkart
Public Relations: Elke Zuckermann, Robert Schafleitner
Administration: Alja Mirfattahi, Sulaiman Al Mahmoud
Logo Act.Now (JPG)

In Cooperation with:

Bruno Kreisky Forum / logo

Sponsored by: