On 11 April 2022, the Natolin Academy of Migration hosted the round table:
"Refugees from Ukraine - implications for the European Union"
On 24 February 2022, Russia began an offensive on Ukraine, causing more than 2 million refugees to flee from the country up until today. Most of them came to Poland, other travelled to Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania – some of them moved further to other European Union states such as Germany. It is the biggest refugee crisis and forced migration movement in Europe since the WW II, which requires a multidimensional response from the EU. Among the aspects of the crisis are the national capacities of hosting states, the EU-Member States cooperation, the Russian and Belarusian disinformation campaign about the war in Ukraine, as well as the systemic response to this and future forced migration crises that the EU may face.
The objective of the roundtable was to tackle these issues in a panel discussion among four panellists who discussed about the Polish, German and European response to the crisis as well the aspect of disinformation about migration to Europe.
The debate was moderated by the Mentor of the Natolin Academy of Migration, Dr Patrycja SASNAL.
- Professor Maciej DUSZCZYK, Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of University of Warsaw
- Dr Jolanta SZYMAŃSKA, European Union Programme Coordinator at PISM (Polish Institute of International Relations)
- Ms Claudia WALTHER, Senior Project Manager at Bertelsmann Foundation
- Professor Gunhild HOOGENSEN, Professor of Security Studies at the Arctic University of Norway