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Invitation for themed event "Challenges & Opportunities in the European Asylum System"

EU Member States are bound not only by international refugee law, but also by EU law on refugees and asylum. Despite this common normative framework, asylum practices in the individual EU countries vary widely. This can lead to a refugee seeking international protection being granted asylum in one Member State but subsidiary protection or even a negative decision in another. Experts from the European and Austrian asylum systems will examine these questions at length and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the European asylum system.

Programme (Excerpt):

  • 18:45 - Expert Lecture of Manfred Nowak
  • 19:00 - Panel Discussion with
    • Julia Behrens | Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte
    • Birgit Einzenberger | UNHCR Österreich
    • Lukas Gahleitner | Amnesty International Österreich
    • Anny Knapp | Asylkoordination
    • Manfred Nowak | Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte
    • Olivia Schöfl | Diakonie
  • Moderation: Julia Ecker

We kindly ask for registration until 8. Mai 2019 at


Tuesday, 14. May 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00
Albert Schweitzer Haus, Großer Saal - Schwarzspanierstraße 13, 1090 Wien
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