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Humanity in Action Announces the Launch of the Senior Fellows Forum in Berlin



Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the launch of the “Senior Fellows Forum: Flight and Migration – Societies in Transition” in Berlin, Germany.

This 10-day forum brings together 26 Fellows and Senior Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States as a community of human rights leaders to examine some of the challenges and opportunities for social pluralism in the context of the refugee reception and newcomer integration process. The Forum intends to access contemporary migration related issues beyond media headlines by offering a platform for Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows with substantial migration related expertise – personal, professional and academic – to reflect collectively on their own positions and practical experiences in and for the inclusion of newcomers who are seeking refuge in Europe.

The Forum seeks to act as a knowledge market for sharing skills and expertise among the participants and through networking opportunities with Berlin-based civil society organizations, initiatives, experts, activists and other members of the Humanity in Action community. Through hosting this initiative, Humanity in Action seeks to assist its network of members to become better equipped in engaging responsibly and consciously in their communities, particularly in relation to the challenges of constantly changing pluralistic realities.

The forum will be informal in nature and will include several social activities and site visits to places that reflect the experience of refugees in the city. Exploring the urban space in relation to migration is part of the curriculum. The program will take place from November 10 to 19, 2017.

This program is generously supported by Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.