Second High-level lnterparliamentary Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe, 14 June 2021
The Conference was held under the joint auspices of the European Parliament and of the Portuguese Parliament and was organised in cooperation with the German and Slovenian Parliaments.
The aim of the second edition of the Conference was to promote a broad dialogue on the management of migration in Europe, deepening the inter-parliamentary process launched in November 2020, when the first edition of the event took place. The meeting was designed to help define comprehensive and sustainable approaches to migration challenges, which were exacerbated by the pandemic.
The conference brought together political leaders, policymakers and also practitioners. A particular focus was placed on the external dimension of asylum and migration policies: how to build comprehensive partnerships with countries of origin and transit, tackling root causes of migration, and promoting a stable socio-economic environment in third countries.