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Border Management Symposium 2018 “Crossing Borders in the next 15 years – Visions, Realities and Constraints”
Start:12 January
End:12 January
Location:Brussels, Belgium
Organisers:ICMPD Policy Unit

The Symposium will discuss opportunities, challenges and priorities for border management in Europe over the next 15 years, convening international experts and practitioners from the fields of border management, migration policy and human rights. Stakeholders will present visions for how border management policies and measures can adapt to changing circumstances, keeping in mind the need to ensure security, facilitation of cross-border movements and fundamental rights (privacy and data protection, as well as right to asylum). It is within this context that imaginative views of European border management of the future – that bring together innovation and policy – are to be developed.

Panel I: Border Management and Policies – the role of EU institutions and Civil Society

Panel II: New technologies for Border Management – imagining the future

-          “Panel Discussion: Reflecting on Future Scenarios”


1.       H.E. Mr. Milko Berner (Deputy Minister of Interior, Bulgaria)
2.       Dr. Matthias Ruete (Director General of the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission)
3.       Dr. Michael Spindelegger (Director General, ICMPD)
4.       Ms. Maegan Hendow (Research Officer, ICMPD)
5.       Ms. Cecilia Wikström (Member of the European Parliament)
6.       Mr. Kris Pollet (Head, Legal Policy and Research, European Council on Refugees and Exiles)
7.       Mr Sander Luijsterburg (Deputy Head of Unit, Migration Department, Ministry of Justice and Security, the Netherlands)
8.       Mr. Richard Ares Baumgartner (EU Affairs Senior Strategic Advisor, Frontex)
9.       Mr. Rob Rozenburg (Head of Unit, Information Systems for Borders and Security, DG HOME, European Commission)
10.   Ms. Ann-Charlotte Nygård (Programme Manager, Asylum, Migration and Borders team, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights)
11.   Ms. Aksiniya Tashkova Deykova (Head of Sector, Department Border Checks, Bulgarian General Directorate Border Police)
12.   Mr. Chris Hurrey (Subject Matter Expert Border Controls, Intrepid Minds)
13.   Mr. Olivier Burgersdijk (Programme Manager Travel Intelligence, Governance Directorate, Europol)
14.   Mr. Ciarán Carolan (Research and Development Officer, Head of the External Affairs and Capacity Building Sector, eu-LISA Interoperability Team Lead, eu-LISA)
15.   Mr. Marko Gašperlin (Deputy Director, Slovenian Police)
16.   Dr. Julien Jeandesboz (Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
17.   Mr. Phil Johnson, Integrated Border Management Expert, ICMPD
18.   Mr. Oliver Seiffarth (Deputy Head of Unit, Border Management and Schengen, DG Home, European Commission)
The event will take place from 9:00 till 16:30 on 12 January in Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Room Jean Rey I+II+III Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. 

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Background Paper