Events and Discussions

This section features past and future public events in regards to the situation in Ukraine and migration within and from the country. The external opinions expressed during events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), nor its Member States or other stakeholders.

Upcoming Event

European Responses to forced displacement from Ukraine and activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC

Organizer: CEPS

Date: 18 May 2022  08:00 - 12:00 CET

Location: Online

Link to event.

CEPS Event Speakers

 

The new ASILE Forum ‘EU Temporary Protection Responses to the Ukraine War and the Future of the EU Asylum System’ has been published on the ASILE Website (https://www.asileproject.eu/eu-temporary-protection-responses-to-the-ukraine-war-and-the-future-of-the-eu-asylum-system/). To launch and promote the Forum, the two panels on 18 May 2022 will address different aspects in relation to the EU response to the forced displacement from Ukraine. While the first panel will focus on the European response to the mass displacement from Ukraine, the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC and the issues of non-discrimination and solidarity and bring together academics who have contributed to the Forum. The second panel will consist of academics, experts, and practitioners from Turkey and will seek to identify lessons learned from Turkey’s response to the Syrian mass influx and its temporary protection policy for the EU to develop more effective responses to the large-scale influx from Ukraine and ensure better protection of displaced persons.

Past Event

Temporary Protection for People Fleeing War in Ukraine: Challenges Ahead and the Way Forward for a Common EU Response

Organizer: CEPR

Date: 5 May 2022  09:00  GET

Location: Online

Link to event.

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Researchers and external collaborators of the three sister H2020 projects will discuss the EU responses to people fleeing war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). A first panel will examine the current refugee inflows into the EU from Ukraine, how the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) aims to address it, the efficiency of the TPD in safeguarding fundamental rights on the ground, and other implementation issues that have arisen (or are likely to arise). A second panel will discuss the experiences of some non-EU countries in dealing with temporary protection and large-scale displacement of refugees.

Discussions will aim at transferring knowledge on alternative solutions to the current protection challenges. A third panel will explore historical instances of mass displacement into today’s EU territory, how they were addressed, and what lessons can be learned from these past events and the current events for the CEAS future.

Past Event

Webinar: Advising Ukrainian nationals: immigration and asylum options in the UK

Organizer: Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Date: 3 May 2022  14:00  GMT

Location: Online

Link to event.

eventcounciukraine

 

This webinar aims at explaining law practitioners on how to advise and help Ukrainian nationals and their family members with their applications for asylum in the UK, encompassing all of the migraiton schemes for which Ukrainian citizens are elegible. 

Past Event

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Organizer: Georgetown University, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

Date: 26 April, 2022  11:00  EDT

Location: Online

Link to event.

 

georgetownukraine

 

This webinar will feature four leading economists discussing the impacts of this ongoing refugee crisis and its implications for Ukraine and the rest of Europe.

Featured Emmanuelle Auriol, profesor at Toulouse School of Economics, with expertise in regulation, labour, and development economics;Tito Boeri, a professor of economics at Bocconi University. He has been centennial professor at London School of Economics, senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Commission, International Labour Organization, and the Italian government; and Christian Dustmann is a professor of economics at University College London (UCL) and the founding director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). With Anna Maria Mayda as a moderator, she is a professor of economics at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Economics Department and School of Foreign Service with experience at the World Bank in the Latin America and Caribbean Region Unit and a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University. 

Past Event

Webinar: How to hire Ukrainian refugees in Poland?

Organizer: BNT Attorneys 

Date: 21 April 2022  10:00  CET

Location: Online

Link to event.

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BNT attorneys are hosting a webinar on how to hire Ukrainian refugees in Poland according to the new simplified regulations, from legalization of stay, employment and social security. This seminar will be held in English.

Past Event

The Invasion of Ukraine: The Personal Cost – Refugees

Date: 13 April 2022. 12:00 AEST

Location: Online

Organizer: University of Sydney

Link to Event

sydneyukraine

 

Two esteemed experts in refugee law – Professor Mary Crock of the University of Sydney and Dr Niamh Kinchin of the University of Wollongong – will discuss the issues facing refugees both now and in the coming months and perhaps years.

Past Event

Ukraine and the Refugee Crisis

Date: 13 April 2022. 12:00 EDT

Location: Online

Organizer: University of Maryland

Link to Event

 

umdukraine

 

The Department of History’s Center for Global Migration Studies, the History Undergraduate Association and UMD’s undergraduate history journal, Janus, will bring together three panelists for a virtual conversation about the war in Ukraine and the refugee crisis in Eastern Europe. With the participation of Sofia Dyak, director of the Center for Urban History in Lviv; Wojciech Konończuk, deputy director of the Center for Eastern Studies in Warsaw and Dariya Orlova, senior lecturer at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv.

 

 

 

 

Past Event
From emergency reception to an inclusive and sustainable response: the narrative of a human-based system to welcome refugees from Ukraine

Date: 13 April 2022. 18:00 CEST

Location: Online

Organizer: European Platform of Integrating Cities

Link to Event

 

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The webinar aims to discuss some of the less visible aspects and implications of hosting refugees by focusing on how human-based narratives should be the center piece of integration strategies for refugees in all dimensions of society recognised as key actors in their own development rather than passive recipients of help and commodities,  the debate has Yulia Krivich, an Ukrainian artist and photographer, and Hania Hakiel, an expert on trauma and safe spaces with experience with refugee communities in Berlin

 

Past Event

Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis: Reports from the Region,

 

Date: 13 April, 12:30 - 17:30 (EST)

Organizer: Stony Brook University

Location: Online

Link to Event

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This webinar on the Ukrainian refugee crisis, part of the anti-war marathon, focuses on the consequences of the Russian war in Ukraine and the displacement of millions of refugees and its panelists inclde Wokciech Bakun, major of the city of Przemysl, Poland; Maria Genkin, a native of Ukraine, and a member of Razom, a NYC based non-profit supporting Ukrainians; Natalie Gryvnyak, Ukrainian journalist reporting in the international media and founder of InFeatures Story Production; Marci Shore, intellectual historian, Yale University, author of The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of a Revolution.
 

 

Past Event

Conflict, politics and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: Implications for education in emergencies

Date: Monday, 11 April, 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+1)

Organizer: UCL Faculty of Education and Society

Location: Online

Link to Event

UCL

 

Join this webinar to hear from a panel of speakers who have been researching education and conflict in Ukraine and Russia or supporting education/humanitarian needs of displaced people in the region and globally.

 

 

Past Event

Using data to ensure the safety and recovery of internally displaced and refugee Ukrainian children

Date: Monday, 11 April, 15:00 - 16:30 (CET)

Organizer: IDAC - International Data Alliance 4 Children on the Move

Location: Online

Link to Event

IDAC

 

The violent war in Ukraine is threatening the safety and security of millions of people. The situation is quickly becoming the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II. As of 27 March 2022, around 3.9 million refugees had crossed from Ukraine to some seven neighbouring countries. As many as nine in 10 of those fleeing the country are estimated to be women and children.

Join IDAC for a discussion about the concrete data and information crucially needed to support affected children inside and outside Ukraine. The webinar will draw insights from the representatives of countries directly affected by the Ukrainian crisis, as well as key partners on the ground.

Past Event

Webinar: War in Ukraine and its impact in refuge and borders of Mexico

Organizer: Foro de Periódicos Asociados en Red

Date: 8 April 2022. 11:00 CDT

Location: Online

Link to Event

The War in Ukraine and its impact in asylum and borders of Mexico

A conversation lead by the Mexican Commission of Foreign Relations and USMX about the implications of the war in Ukraine regarding the presence of Ukrainian refugees in Mexico claiming for asylum in the US alongside the US-MX border.   

 

Past Event

BC Refugee Hub Webinar – Displaced Ukrainians to BC: What we know

Organizer:  BC Refugee Hub

Date: 4 April 2022.  15:00 – 16:30 PST

Location: Online  Link to Event

 

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Webinar open to all settlement service provider organizations, community organizations, stakeholders, academic institutions and members of the community who would like to learn more about the unfolding situation in Ukraine and its implications in mobility and re-settlement in British Columbia. With the participation of Azadeh Tamjeedi, head of the Protection Unit of UNHCR Canada.

 

Past Event

Emergency in Ukraine, the consequences of war and the work of Save The Children. (In Spanish)

Date: 31 March 2022. 

Location: Online

Organizer: Save the Children

Link to Event

 

 

In this webinar, Save the Children explains the consequences of the war in Ukraine, how the humanitarian situation is unfolding, and what the organization does to help Ukrainian children. Andrés Conde, the general director of Save the Chidren, Arantza Oses, director of humanitarian help and emergency response, and Francesco Cecon, a cooperator of the organization share their knowledge and insights with us.

 

Past Event

Anti-Racism Working Group Seminar: On racism and refugees, the context of Ukraine  

Date: Friday 25 March 2022 12:00 – 13:00 CET

Organizer: Stockholm University 

Location: Online

Link to Event

 

swedenukraine

 

The Anti-Racism Working Group seminar series will host a conversation with Professor Shahram Khosravi, Social Anthropology, and Minna Seikkula, researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, to discuss the role of racism and racialization in response to refugees as well as acts of resistance. The Anti-Racism Working Group aims to recognize the structures and practices of racism within the field of Sociology and beyond.

 

Past Event

Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing West

Organizer: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

Date: March 24 2022  

Location: Online

Link to event.

 

 

Our panelists discuss the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis, the situation on the ground in Poland and other neighboring countries where over three million Ukrainians have fled, and what is to be expected in the weeks ahead.

Past Event

Webinar: Fundamental rights and vulnerabilities of refugees in the context of the Ukrainian war

Organizer: CEPOL

Date: March 24 2022  14:00 - 15:30 CET

Location: Online

Link to event.

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The aim of this webinar is to enable law enforcement to contribute to the crisis and support refugees in the context of the war against Ukraine and take informed action.  Upon completion of the activity the participants will be able to:  Describe measures and responses to address and protect the vulnerabilities of persons seeking refuge; list relevant measures to prevent and mitigate vulnerabilities; explain which rights the Ukrainian refugees have and how to address those; take measures with a specific focus on child refugees. 

Past Event

Emergency in Ukraine: Ongoing Humanitarian and Health Response

Organizer: Irish Global Health Network

Date: Thursday, 24 March 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Location: Online

Link to event.

 

 

Just four weeks after the intensification of conflict in Russia, more than 3.6 million people have now fled violence in Ukraine. With the massive influx of refugees to neighbouring countries such as Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova and Poland, health needs among the displaced have reached emergency levels. In this live web event, speakers discuss how the international community is responding and the nature of that response. This event features speakers from organisations working on the ground, including INGOs: Amnesty International, GOAL, Americares, and the UN’s international Organization for Migration. What are the practical needs of supplies and medicines among the displaced? How is the response coping with the COVID-19 issues specific to the crisis? What are the human rights violations and their implications on refugees, including the indiscriminate attacks on civilians? What are the mental health needs of fleeing populations? This event discusses how the immediate needs of the people of Ukraine can be met, and the plans that are in place to safeguard their health and welfare into the near future.

Past Event

Webinar: how to host refugees through Airbnb.org 

Organizer: Airbnb

Date: 24 March 2022.   View Video Recording

How to Host Ukrainian Refugees in Airbnb

 

Webinar for those who want to learn more about how they can help Ukrainian Refugees by hosting them through Airbnb, this webinar is in English, you can access the webinar in other languages ( PoIish, German, Italian and Spanish) through this link.

Past Event

Planning for a sustainable policy for the Ukrainian refugee emergency: What happens at the war’s end?

Organizer: Ryerson University, CERC in Immigration and Integration

Date: March 24 12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

Link to event.

 

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This event focuses on the best suitable policies that will sustain Ukranian refugees in the long term, going through grassroots efforts, State resposnes, and security.  The seminar features the cases of Poland, the EU, Italy and Canada, with speakers from members of Ryerson University, the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies, the University of Toronto and the University of Milan.

Past Event

Forced migration and regional solidarity: Ukraine and Europe

Date: Tuesday, 22. March 2022  4:00 - 5:00 PM CET

Organizer: TU Berlin and International Metropolis Conference 2022

Location: Online

Link to Event

metropober2022

 

Special seminar within the framework of the International Metropolis Conference 2022. In this webinar, representatives from administration, research and policy spheres will discuss European perspectives and take an initial look at current and future developments.

 

Past Event

CEFRES webinars for Ukraine: The challenges of hosting refugees from Ukraine in Central Europe

Organizer: CEFRES

Date: 22 March 2022  12:00  CET

Location: Online

Link to event.

 

cefresukraine

 

A series of webinars centered at analysing and debating the implcations of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, focusing on the challenges faced by Central and Eastern European countries regarding refugees coming from Ukraine. Answering the questions of how are actors reacting to this event, what are their resources and capabilities, and how is this wave of Ukrainian migration different from pervious ones.  This webinar features the Participation of Olena Babakova, a journalist specializing in Ukrainain migration to Poland, ProfProf. MUDr. Vladimir Krčméry DrSc. academic, physicist, founder of St. Elisabeth Private University of Health and Social Work in Bratislava; Dr Ondřej Kopečný, analyst, STEM – Institute of Empirical Research in Prage and Dr. Anemona Constantin, political scientist, a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES.

Past Event

How can European SMEs help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Europe now?

Organizer:  European Entrepreneurs

Date: 18 March 2022.  

Link to event

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European SMEs are concerned about the war and its impact on their economic activities, but they also want to understand how they can help and support Ukrainian fellow companies and Ukrainian people in the country, or fleeing to the EU. European Entrepreneurs met with the Deputy Director General of the European Business Association Ukraine, Ms Svitlana Mikhaylovska to hear her call for support and about the evolving situation in Ukraine.

 

Past Event

Webinar: "Voices from the Borders: Social Work Responds to the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine."

Organizer: Internationale Föderation der Sozialarbeiter

Date: 15 March 2022, 18:00 CET

The webinar will give us an opportunity to hear the experiences of some social workers in Poland, Romania and Slovakia who are directly involved in assisting refugee adults and children at the border with Ukraine.

Location: Online.

Link to Event

ISFWukraine

 

The webinar gave us an opportunity to hear the experiences of some social workers in Poland, Romania and Slovakia who are directly involved in assisting refugee adults and children at the border with Ukraine.

 

Past Event

Webinar - Fleeing the war zone: Will open hearts be enough?

Date: Monday, 14 March 2022 17:00 – 18:00 CET

Organizer: Stockholm School of Economics

Location: Online

Link to Event

Stockholm School of Economics

 

On Monday March 14, the FREE Network together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) will host a webinar to discuss the Ukrainian refugee crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. What will be the ramifications of the massive wave of Ukrainian refugees around the neighbouring countries?

By March 9th 2022 over 2,1 million people have found refuge outside of Ukraine and many more have been displaced within its borders. The UNHCR estimates the total number of those forced to flee Ukraine may grow to 4 million. 

Join the webinar on March 14 to discuss the consequences of the invasion for the Ukrainian population with:

 

Past Event

Zoom Seminar: "Ukranian Migration- Past Trends and Current Challenges"

Organizer: Multiculturalism and Migration Observatory Obserwatorium/ Wielokulturowości i Migracji within the framework of the project FUME Future Migration Sccenarios for Europe, Horizon 2020 Porgramme of the European Union

Date:  11 March 2022, 18:00 CET

Location: Online

Link to Event

MMO

 

This event shares the key findings from the FUME project case study from 2021 among internal migrants who came to Kyiv during the last 15 years, exploring the pre-war modalities of Ukranian migrations and their interralation with historical, economic, cultural and social factors.  After this, the seminar focuses on the current situation of refugees from Ukraine in Poland and the efforts carried out in Krakow and Warsaw to help refugees. The panelists address the questions of what are the key factors shaping the current migration flows from Ukraine, the gender perspective of these flows, and how are these migrants being assisted in the Polish cities of Krakow and Warsaw.

Past Event

Border Guard Management in the Context of the Ukranian Refugee Crisis 

Organizer: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) in conjunction with Romanian and Polish Border Police, the IOM and the EU Agency for Asylum  

Date: 11 March 2022. 10:00- 12:00CET  

Location: Online

Link to Event

CEPOL

 

The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness on the challenges and risks generated by the current refugee crisis in the context of the conflict on the Ukrainian territory and provide good practices in relation to border guard management.  

Past Event

Webinar: Situation in Ukraine and Human Mobility 

 

Organizer: Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil

Date: 15 March 2022.  

Location: Online. Link to Event

Situation in Ukraine: Human Mobility Implications

With the participation of Felipe Nicolau Pimentel Alamino,  PhD in international law; Svetlana Ruseishvili, PhD in sociology specializing in Russian migraton to Brazil, and João Chaves, Public Defendant and PhD candidate in Human and Social Sciences. 

Past Event

Refugees from Ukraine in Poland: The Situation on the Ground and Future Prospects   

Organizer: Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute

Date:Wednesday, 09 March 2022, 15:00 – 16:15 CET      

Location:  Online. View Video Recording.

This webinar organised by the Migration Policy Centre at the EUI and the Centre of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw will analyse the effects of and responses to the large-scale displacement of refugees from Ukraine with a particular focus on Poland.  

By March 6th, more than 1.7 million people had been forced to flee Ukraine in the fastest refugee flow since World War Two. The numbers will grow considerably in the coming days and weeks. Of these refugees, over 1 million had arrived in Poland. There has been an extraordinary mobilisation by citizens across the EU to support Ukrainian refugees while the EU has agreed temporary protection measures for displaced Ukrainians.

In this webinar organised by the Migration Policy Centre at the EUI and the Centre of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw we analyse both the effects of and responses to this large-scale displacement with a particular focus on Poland. Speakers will consider the situation at the Ukraine-Poland border; the current situation on-the-ground in Poland; implications for longer-term reception; and wider implications for European/EU approaches to asylum and refugees.     

Speakers: Marta Jaroszewicz, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw 
Marta Pachocka, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw     
Karolina Łukasiewicz, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw     
Chair: Andrew Geddes, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute

Past Event

Briefing on Ukraine: Avenues to Safety and Meeting Immediate Needs  

Organizer: Migration Policy Institute Europe   

Date: 8 March 2022.   View video Recording.

 

The webinar, featuring speakers from MPI and the UNHCR will discuss expert views on the implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive aimed at offering Ukranians immediate protection and rights within the EU. Speakers raise questions on how the directive will act regarding housing, education, healthcare and the labour market as well as how can the Ukranian diaspora can be mobilized in the response to help those who are being displaced by the conflict.

 Speakers:  

Sophie Magennis, Head of Policy and Legal Support, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation for EU Affairs 

Esther Pozo-Vera, Head of Asylum Unit, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission 

Alexander Sorel, Senior Adviser to the Executive Director, European Union Agency for Asylum 

Jasmijn Slootjes, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI Europe

Moderator:   Hanne Beirens, Director, MPI Europe

 

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