Open invite to free breakfast briefing at Coventry University

CRMC co-hosting event discussing refugee resettlement

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) is delighted to announce it is partnering with The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations to host an exciting event discussing refugee resettlement on Tuesday 30 January.

Attendees will hear from those with first-hand experience of refugee resettlement and experts working within the sector to discuss what it is like to be resettled, how these schemes work and what opportunities and challenges these programmes can present.

Titled ‘Refugee resettlement: global dynamics, local challenges,’ the free breakfast briefing begins at 0830 hrs at Coventry University, Jaguar Building, JA116. All are welcome to attend.

Speakers include Abdulmunem Radwan, a lawyer from Syria who arrived in Coventry in September 2014 with his family, after escaping the horrors of civil war in his home country. He now helps other newly arrived people rebuild their lives in Coventry as part of the Syrian Integration Project; a City Council led initiative which CRMC is part of alongside Coventry Law Centre and the Citizens Advice Bureau. CRMC has helped over 300 people who have arrived on such programmes to rebuild their lives since the project started in 2014.

Professor Michael Collyer from the University of Sussex and Amanda Salomonsson from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will also be on hand to offer their views about current political debate on migration and the impact of this and what different resettlement programmes are in place globally. Chairing the discussion is Toni Soni, Centre Director at CRMC.

To book your place at the event or for further information , please visit http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/research-events/2018/refugee-resettlement-global-dynamics-local-challenges/ or email events.CTPSR@coventry.ac.uk.

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