Invitation webinar 29 September: Alternatives to detention in the EU and The Netherlands

Promoting alternatives to detention in international protection and return procedures is a priority of the EU and EU Member States. This webinar adresses the policies and ambitions of Member States, including The Netherlands, and will focus on the alternatives to detention in international protection and return procedures. Policy makers, researchers and those interested are welcome to join.

Webinar: 'Detention and alternatives to detention in international protection and return procedures'

Organisation - European Migration Network Netherlands (EMN Netherlands)

Date - Thursday 29 September, 10:30-12:15 CEST
Registration - Please register here

The webinar builds on the EMN Study on detention and alternatives to detention that, on request of EMN Sweden, provides comparable information from 25 European countries - see Publications below. The study gives an overview of the similarities, differences and practical challenges in the use of detention and alternatives to detention in the EU and Norway. Overhanidging ID-document loketIn addition, EMN Netherlands conducted a benchmark that compares the Dutch study results with those of other countries. The highlights of the study and benchmark will be presented in the webinar, which will focus on alternatives to detention in international protection and return procedures.

Program

10:30-10:40 | Welcome
Mr. Hans Lemmens, Coordinator EMN Netherlands
Moderator webinar

10:30‐10:40 | Presentation EMN Study ‘Detention and alternatives to detention in international protection and return procedures’
Mrs. Marie Bengtson, Expert EMN Sweden/Swedisch Migration Agency

10:50‐11:00 | Overview of national practices in relation to alternatives to detention in the Netherlands
Mrs. Julia Koopmans, Researcher EMN Netherlands

11:00‐11:10 Reflection on national practices and priorities in relation to alternatives to detention in the Netherlands and Europe
Mr. Lambert Obermann, Senior advisor Dutch Advisory Council on Migration (ACVZ) 

11:10‐11:20Break 

11:20‐12:10 Panel discussion on practical implementation of alternatives to detention in immigration procedures

  • Finland: Mrs. Liisa Lintuluoto, Superintendent, Helsinki Police Department
  • Estonia: Mrs. Triin Lõhmus, Development expert, Police and Border Guard Board/Border Management Bureau
  • Netherlands: Mr. Peter Verheij, Operational specialist, National Police/Aliens Police Department (AVIM)

12:10‐12:15Conclusions
Mr. Hans Lemmens, Coordinator EMN Netherlands

Registration 

  • Registration: Please register here

Policy makers, researchers and those interested are welcome to join. Please feel free to share this invitation with others to whom the webinar might be interesting.

Publications