Visa-free travels for Ukrainians within the EU
May
3
12:15 PM12:15

Visa-free travels for Ukrainians within the EU

Bännpunkt Europa invites you to an interesting seminar with Oksana Shmulyar Gréen: Visa-free travels for Ukrainians within the EU. What to expect: emigration or mobility?

Since 11th of June 2017 Ukrainians can enjoy visa-free travels within the EU. During the first year of the new regulation almost 500 000 of Ukrainian citizens have used this opportunity to visit the EU countries. Is visa-free regime a "a bright spot in the post-EuroMaidan political order" (Duvell&Lapshyna 2015)? What are the general migration ambitions among the Ukrainians? What role visa-free travels and migration play in the Ukraine's nation-state building?

Time: 12:15-13:00

Where: Sprängkullsgatan 19, Room B210

Note: Free lunch baguettes for 20 first to arrive

Note: This event will be held in English

Oksana Shmulyar Gréen is an associated researcher at CERGU, the Center for European Research at University of Gothenburg. She took her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2009 at the University of Gothenburg. Her current research focuses on care-giving arrangements for migrants across national borders. Her other research interests include global migration, economic development and entrepreneurship in post-communist countries, and social and welfare development in East and Central Europe.

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Soraya Post: The Situation of Romani People in Europe
May
21
12:15 PM12:15

Soraya Post: The Situation of Romani People in Europe

Brännpunkt Europa invites you to an interesting lunch seminar with Swedish politician (Fi) and Member of the European Parliament: Soraya Post.

Time and date: 12:15-13:00, Monday, 21 May.

Place: Sappören, Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 19

NOTE:

- Free sandwiches and fika for 30 first arrivals!

- This event will be in ENGLISH.

- No registration required.

A few years ago minority issues and the situation of minorities, like the romani people, was widely spread across the news in Europe. Today it’s still an important question but it’s not as preset in the everyday news anymore. How does the EU work with these issues today and what is done to protect the rights of minorities in Europe?

At this seminar Soraya Post will talk about the situation of the romani people in Europe and how the EU works with questions related to minority groups.

Post became the Feminist initiative party's first elected MEP and the first Romani in Swedish history to be chosen as a candidate for a political party. She has been actively working for Roma rights in the European Parliament. Thanks to the resolution initiated by Soraya Post in 2015, the European Parliament recognized anti-Gypsyism for the first time, with overwhelming majority. The report also lead to EU recognition for the Memorial Day of the Roma genocide during World War II.

Soraya Post is a Swedish politician (Feminist initiative) and Member of the European Parliament, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, as well as the Subcommittee on Human Rights.

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