- Publié le Jeudi, 15 Novembre 2012 16:44
UNPROTECTED UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN IN EUROPE:
Which reasons lead to their lack of protection?
See the following links:
International conference: 23 & 24th of October 2012
Location: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, University of Poitiers/Université de Poitiers, France
Legal seminar in French: 22th of October 2012
Location: Law Faculty/Faculté de Droit, Poitiers, France
Programme in English: click here
Programme en français: cliquer ici
Within the PUCAFREU programme, a legal seminar (in French) titled « Legal frameworks regarding Unaccompanied Children: European and French levels » has been held on the 22th of October 2012 in the Law Faculty of Poitiers. About 80 participants listened to four speakers.
The seminar was followed by two intense days of conference, held on 23 & 24th of October 2012 in the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, University of Poitiers, France. About 80 participants attended conferences and workshops of 45 speakers.
The variety of countries (most European countries, Tunisia and USA) and disciplines (educators, psychologists, lawyers, academics in different domains, institutional actors, lobbying experts, etc) represented among both public and speakers led to rich discussions, debates and interactions after each conference, where the public could interact with speakers, ask questions or develop their personal experience as professionals working directly or indirectly with Unaccompanied Children.
The conferences were simultaneously in French and English, thanks to the presence of two translators.
Two exhibitions were presented in parallel all along the conferences. The first one was composed by Julien Faure’s reportage done during Spring 2012on unaccompanied children lacking protection in Paris. The second one presented Chiara Tamburini’s pictures on detention centers and borders in Europe.
The documentation center of the MSHS exceptionally opened his doors to all participants to present speakers and Migrinter’s publications on migrations, children on the move, unaccompanied children, waiting zones, etc.
Organization & acknowledgement
The organization of the conferences has been coordinated and supervised by Daniel Senovilla Hernandez (PUCAFREU project coordinator) and Lélia Tawfik (PUCAFREU project Officer), with the support of:
- MIGRINTER: Maurad Hamaïdi, Alexandra Brunaud and Rémy Coopman (administrative unit); Carole Tardif and Gilles Dubus (documentation).
- CECOJI : Philippe Lagrange, Jean-Philippe Dionnet and Ph.D candidates.
- MIGRINTER and MSHS PhD candidates and students: Corentin Bailleul, Youssef Ben Tayeb, Marine Bertrand, Békayé Diabaté, Ousmane Elh Cissé, Coline Goossens, Mélanie Pénicaud, Sarah Przybyl, Mickaël Quintard, Khalid Rhimou & Elena Sasu.
The conference also benefited from the logistical support of CNRS regional delegation and University of Poitiers (through the involvement of MSHS, I-média and Maison des Langues).
The conferences were co-organized and co-financed by the European Commission, MIGRINTER and CECOJI (UMR 7301 & FRE 3500) and Poitou-Charentes region, the city of Poitiers, the Foundation of the University of Poitiers.