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Refugees between Africa and Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Greece and Uganda

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European Union Center
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Apr 15, 2021   12:00 pm  

This event is the opening panel of the European Union Center's 11th Illinois EU Studies Conference ("Community, Immunity, and the Limits of Mobility") on April 15-16, 2021. To attend this panel and/or any other conference sessions, please register here: For the full conference schedule, please see here:




Dimitris Parsanoglou, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean

"(Not So) New Actors / New Configurations of the EU Border Regime: Control and Solidarity in Greek Refugee Camps Since the 2015-16 'Refugee Crisis'"


This presentation will tackle the changes that have occurred since 2015-16 regarding both control of mobility and solidarity towards asylum seekers and refugees, as they have been exemplified in the south-eastern border zone of the EU, i.e. in Greece. Specific emphasis will be put on the intersections between state, non-governmental, local, supra-national and international actors who have been coexisting at specific spatio-temporalities of mobility and its 'management'.


Rocco Nuri, Senior External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

"The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown Measures on Refugees in Uganda"


This presentation will provide a humanitarian perspective on the consequences of reduced mobility on the livelihood and well-being of refugees in Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country.



Emanuel Rota, Director, European Union Center

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