EUR-OPA Conference on Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the context of Major Risks Prevention and Management

European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement
Ismaili Center

The Eur-opa Major Hazards will hold a Conference on Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees to natural and technological hazards on 14 October 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is the EUR-OPA contribution to the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016. It concludes a two-year project on Migrants and Major Hazards and will gather 60 participants from all over the globe, including high-level representatives of international organisations and European institutions, civil protection authorities and INGOs working in the field of migrant protection and disaster risk reduction and management.

The conference is organised in close co-operation with the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, with the support of the Municipality of Lisbon, the Ismaili Centre, the Portuguese authorities as well as the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and the Intercultural Cities Programme.


The participants will discuss inspiring practices in this area, as well as policies at European level through guidelines and recommendations for action. The overall aim of this conference is to take forward initiatives in order to improve the quality of services designed to support migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who are confronted with emergencies or disaster risk. More information on the key speakers addressing the conference may be found on the related page.


For registration, the interested participant may find the registration form on the related page.

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