On Tuesday 28 November 2023, KMOP organised an open informative event centered around the theme of “Inclusion and Protection of Persons with a Migrant Background: The Contribution of Civil Society Organisations”.
The event took place at the Seraphio City of Athens, and drew a diverse audience, gathering over 150 people, including politicians, journalists, civil society representatives and professionals from NGOs and organisations supporting individuals with migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Participants engaged in lively discussions, offering the opportunity for persons with a migrant background in the audience to express their views and share their personal experiences.
During the event, KMOP informed local stakeholders and the general public about the MORE project, a collaborative academic initiative that critically examines the Returns and Readmissions policy of the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Based on comprehensive desk and fieldwork research implemented in seven EU member states (Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden and Germany), as well as the UK and three to five countries of origin, the project examines the impact of the Returns and Readmissions policy on the daily lives of irregularised migrants, their families, communities, and the European society at large.
It also explores alternative approaches beyond return that address the structural causes of irregularity and provide dignified solutions.