Refugees between Africa and Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Greece and Uganda
From Sydney Lazarus
This event was the opening panel of the European Union Center's 11th Illinois EU Studies Conference ("Community, Immunity, and the Limits of Mobility") on April 15-16, 2021.
Dimitris Parsanoglou, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean
"(Not So) New Actors / New Configurations of the EU Border Regime: Control and Solidarity in Greek Refugee Camps Since the 2015-16 'Refugee Crisis'"
This presentation tackles the changes that have occurred since 2015-16 regarding both control of mobility and solidarity towards asylum seekers and refugees, as they have been exemplified in the south-eastern border zone of the EU, i.e. in Greece. Specific emphasis will be put on the intersections between state, non-governmental, local, supra-national and international actors who have been coexisting at specific spatio-temporalities of mobility and its 'management'.
Rocco Nuri, Senior External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
"The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown Measures on Refugees in Uganda"
This presentation provides a humanitarian perspective on the consequences of reduced mobility on the livelihood and well-being of refugees in Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country.
Emanuel Rota, Director, European Union Center