16:00 Meeting with Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
16:30 Opening speech at the "High-level conference European Parliament - Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on capacity building for reform" - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 3rd floor, room C050
17:15 Press point with Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor
Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (EPP, HR), Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, Yurii LUTSENKO, Maksym BURBAK, Yurii BOIKO, Oleh BEREZIUK, Oleh LIASHKO, Yuliia TYMOSHENKO, Yaroslav MOSKALENKO, Viktor BONDAR
Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (INI), co-rapporteurs Roberta METSOLA (EPP, MT) and Kashetu KYENGE (S&D, IT) - discussion on amendments (15.20-16.30)
Ukrainian MPs will join MEPs in Brussels for a 3-day “Ukraine week” conference on good parliamentary practice, law-making and representation. Participants will include the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, leading MEPs and EP President Martin Schulz. A roadmap on parliamentary capacity-building for Ukraine will be presented by former EP President Pat Cox. (Monday to Wednesday)
Messrs Schulz and Groysman will hold a joint press point at 17.15, followed by a press conference by Ukrainian MPs and Chair of the EP's Ukraine Delegation Andrej Plenkovic at 17:30, on Monday.
12:00 Meeting with Olemic Thommessen, President of the Storting - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
14:30 Joint political group leaders' meeting of the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 6th floor, room B054
17:15 Meeting with Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
Estefanía TORRES MARTÍNEZ (GUE/NGL, ES)
Tatjana ŽDANOKA (Greens/EFA), François ALFONSI, and Lorena LOPEZ DE LA CALLE
Sofia SAKORAFA (GUE/NGL, EL), Zoe KONSTANTOPOULOU, and Éric TOUSSAINT
17:00 Meeting with Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR), Gilles PARGNEAUX (S&D, FR), Frédérique RIES (ALDE, BE), Angeliki LYSIMACHOU and Martin PIGEON
Merja KYLLÖNEN (GUE/NGL, FI), Kateřina KONEČNÁ (GUE/NGL, CZ), and Neoklis SYLIKIOTIS (GUE/NGL, CY)
Opening of the meeting with the provisional Chair
With the newly elected Chair
Seminar for journalists (09.45-18.00)
Organised by the European Parliament Press Service, the aim of this seminar is to enable MEPs, invited experts and journalists to discuss the current situation in refugee camps and measures that might be taken at European level.
The morning session will discuss women's rights and gender equality and the situation of women refugees and migrants. In the afternoon session, the discussion will focus on protecting women and girls in refugee camps across the EU and the successful integration of immigrants.
At 18.00, a photo exhibition on "DISPLACED women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU will be officially opened by Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D, FR) Vice-President. The photos, by award-winning photo journalist, Marie DORIGNY, will give a true insight into the plight of women refugees and asylum seekers in their gruelling journey across Europe.
Parlamentarium, rue Wiertz 60, Brussels
Opening: 2 March 2016, 18.00
The European Parliament`s Visitors` Centre, the Parlamentarium, is hosting a temporary exhibition “Displaced: Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU” by award-winning photojournalist, Marie DORIGNY. The exhibition will be officially opened by Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D, FR), Vice-President of the European Parliament
In order to provide a true insight into the plight of women refugees and asylum seekers on their journey across Europe, the European Parliament invited award-winning photojournalist, Marie Dorigny, to photograph this subject matter. The photographs were taken over the course of December 2015 and January 2016. The project showcases all the principal stages of the gruelling journey undertaken by women refugees in Europe: the arrival by boat to Greece; the train journey across several countries and the final arrival and processing of asylum requests in Germany.
The exhibition remains open until 1 June 2016.
9:00 Opening speech at Interparliamentary Committee Meeting: "Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU" - József Antall room 2Q2
11:00 Conference of Presidents
Lidia SENRA RODRÍGUEZ (GUE/NGL, ES) and Xesús ASOREY
Interparliamentary Committee meeting
Co-organised by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and National Parliaments
Ahead of International Women’s Day 2016, scheduled for 8 March, this joint meeting will discuss the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU.
The event will be divided into three workshops.
Inauguration speeches will be made by Martin SCHULZ (S&D, DE), President of the European Parliament and Mary ROBINSON, Former President of Ireland.