With inputs by Nidžara Ahmetašević, independent researcher and journalist / BiH, Andrej Kurnik, University of Ljubljana / Slovenia, Eleni Takou, Human Rights 360 / Greece and Amandine Bach, GUE/NGL and discussion with interested members of several organisations from the Balkans.
On the occasion of the newly published study «The Dark Sides of Europeanisation. Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EUropean Border Regime» we are inviting you to a panel discussion on how EU border and migration policies and the accession process of EU neighbors such as Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, but also the current COVID-19 pandemic, impact the situation of people on the move in camps in Greece and along the Balkan route. But above all, this event provides a space for the practitioners from different Balkan countries to explore the state of solidarity networks and mobility struggles along the Balkan route and discuss how they can be connected and strengthened.
While the external borders of the European Union have been increasingly militarized and sealed since 2016, some countries in the Balkans, among them Serbia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina, have become the main transit countries in Southeast Europe, with clandestine migration often back and forth and people on the move exposed to brutal pushbacks at the EU borders. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis and the introduction of a state of emergency in the Balkan countries has led to an additional deterioration in the already deplorable human rights situation of people on the move. This is particularly the case in the camps in Greece where migrants are heavily exposed to the risk of infection. Moreover, illegal pushbacks are increasingly practiced at the EU borders as well as from places within countries, as reports from Croatia and Greece are proving.
Please check out the publication «The Dark Sides of Europeanisation. Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EUropean Border Regime» by Andrej Kurnik, Nidžara Ahmetašević , Marta Stojić Mitrović and Barbara Beznec, here: https://www.rosalux.rs/sites/default/files/publications/MITROVIC_Dark_Sides_of_EU_.pdf
Please register to participate via the following link. After registration you will receive a confirmation email with access to the online seminar.
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