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Conference in Germany to discuss the influx of African refugees to Europe

A conference to discuss the influx of African refugees to Europe will be held in Berlin on 15th October 2016.

Following the closure of the “Balkan route“ as a direct consequence of the deal between the EU and Turkey, many refugees are forced to risk their lives by crossing the Mediterranean Sea from northern Africa to Italy. Many lose their lives as they attempt to enter the Fortress Europe.

The conference will be moderated by Ms Ebony Fagbuyi, a certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer, Coach and Speaker
The conference will be moderated by Ms Ebony Fagbuyi, a certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer, Coach and Speaker

The conference organised by Narud e. V. will focus on the factors forcing many young people to leave Africa and what the African and European stakeholders can do to address them.

Conflicts, wars, violation of human rights, poverty, misguided development politics, hopelessness, and many other facts force many young Africans to come to Europe with hope of finding a better future.

Andreas Germershauser (Beauftragten des Senats von Berlin für Integration und Migration) will open the conference with a presentation on the current situation of the influx of African refugees to Europe.

The conference will be addressed by the South Sudan Ambassador H.E. Sitona Abdalla Osman, Kevin Borschers from Engagement Global, Sophia Wirsching from Brot für die Welt, author and activist Emmanuel Mnolela as well as Dr Salua Nour, an expert on African political affairs.

Participants will have a chance of taking part in any of the three parallel workshops taking place in the afternoon. One of the workshops will discuss African solutions to African problems.

Another workshop will focus on initiatives by migrant organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders while the third workshop will discuss how Sustainable Development Goals can reduce emigration from Africa to Europe.

The conference will be moderated by Ebony Fagbuyi, a certified John Maxwell Leadership Trainer, Coach and Speaker.

It will take place on 15th October 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00 at the August Bebel Institut, Müllerstr. 163, 13353, Berlin.

Those who would like to attend are encouraged to notify the organisers by either dialling 030 9143 7464 or sending an e-mail to: bildungsnetzwerk@narud.org.

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