Borders, Reception and Rights in Sicily and Europe: Workers, Legal Experts and Researchers in Conversation

Tuesday July
5th 2016, University of Palermo, Via Maqueda 172, 90134 Palermo.

A day of
work and dialogue proposed within the remit of the “EVI-MED” international
research project, conducted by Middlesex University London in collaboration
with Borderline Sicily and the University of Palermo.

The event
is open to everyone, but online registration is requested, which can be carried
out here:

(all the
registered participants will receive a voucher for lunch at “Moltivolti”).


Management of flows and reception

9.00 –
Registration, coffee and welcome

9.30 – Introductions
Aldo Schiavello, Director of the Department of Jurisprudence, University of

Adham Darawsha,
President of the Consults for Culture

Profile of
the migrants and the reception system

Nicola Montagna, Middlesex University London

10.00 – The
EVI-MED project: preliminary results of the investigation on migrants in the
reception systems in Sicily, Greece and Malta – Alession D’Angelo, Middlesex
University London

10.20 – Regional contexts

– Greece – Panayiota Agolli, Greek Council for

– Sicily – Elio Tozzi, Borderline Sicily

11.15 –
Coffee break

The Erosion of the Right of Asylum
Moderator: Stefano Galieni, Campagna LasciateCIEntrare

11.30 – The Migration Compact: Human rights at risk – Fulvio Vassallo
Paleologo, University of Palermo – Clinica Legale per i Diritti Umani (CLEDU)

11.50 – The
Territorial Commissions – Antonella Basilone, Alto Commissariato delle Nazioni
Unite per i Rifugiati (ACNUR)

12.10 – Round table: Dialogue between experts and the public

13.00 – Lunch break – Moltivolti, Via Mario Puglia 21.

II. Thematic focuses

14.30 – Parallel workshops

1. Unaccompanied minors – Laura Mocilla, expert in social care

2. Female victims of trafficking – Rita Duca, International Organisation for
Migration (IOM), Palermo; Pasqua De Candia, Coordinator of Italian activities,
project manager and project coordinator for the Cooperazione Internazionale Sud
Sud (CISS)

3. Sexuality and LGBT – Elena Consiglio, Lecturer in Discrimination Law,
University of Palermo – Clinica Legale per i Diritti Umani (CLEDU)

4. Survivors of torture and abuse – Giuseppina Cassarà, specialist in migration
health; Dario Terenzi, Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

15.30 – Feedback from the thematic groups and proposals

16:00 – Coffee break

III. Legal questions

16:15 – Workers and lawyers in conversation

Daniele Papa, Clinica Legale per i Diritti Umani (CLEDU) and Associazione per
gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (ASGI) – Palermo; Gaetano Pasqualino,
Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (ASGI) – Caltanissetta;
Roberto Majorini, Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (ASGI)
– Agrigento

17.30 – Conclusions.

Translation: Richard Braude