On the 10th of August 2021, the Final Conference of the project TAS – Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis – Migration Labs took place in Brussels under the subject Voice for Youth: Migration Labs results. The purpose of the event was to present the political recommendations on migration that each partner country elaborated throughout the project. The audience was filled with decision-makers and researchers, as well as young and staff representatives from the partner organizations.

In the morning, a set of speakers discussed how youth’s recommendations could be addressed by relevant stakeholders and policy-makers. This first panel was joined by the MEP Thijs Reuten, the 30th President of European Economic and Social Committee Henri Malosse, the programme analyst from the IOM Rabab Ahmad, the policy analyst from the European Policy Centre Alberto Horst Neidhardt and the policy officer from European Council on Refugees and Exiles Reshad Jalali. In the afternoon, the young representatives from the project partners presented their recommendations to the present decisions-makers and researchers. In the end, all the participants gathered for a moment of discussion and sharing of good-practices about the project and migration itself.

In representation of IMVF, Madalena Carvalho and Mariana Álvares were in Brussels, where they presented to and discussed with the Portuguese Political Recommendations amongst the European decision-makers.

“TAS final conference was really enriching and productive. Sharing experiences with other participants and the discussion final moment were the highlights of this experience, which undoubtedly really contributed to my knowledge and awareness regarding migration issues.”

Mariana Álvares

“Youth participation and active citizenship are essential to the construction of a more democratic and equal society – and these are structural basis of the European project. Sharing recommendations and, after that, debating with the other participants and speakers was the end up of an extremely enriching experience of several workshops, in which we discussed topics around migration.”

Madalena Carvalho

The Project TAS – Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis – Migration Labs falls within the scope of the Europe for Citizens Programme (regarding the commitment to civic and democratic participation) and has as partners Asociatia Centrul European pentru Integrare Socioprofesionala (Romania), Vocal Europe (Belgium), Cooperazione Paesi Emergenti (Italy) and Terraforming South (Serbia). It will rely on the participation of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) in volunteering activities.

Learn more about the project TAS – Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis – Migration Labs.

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