The conference discusses the materialisation of the securitisation and externalisation of border zones in different geographies and their transnational entanglements. It asks how the securitisation policy of the EU border regime is strategically planned and implemented, where it fails and how one can resist these mechanisms of violence.
A special focus will be on the EU’s externalisation policies in relation to people moving in different geographical regions such as the Balkans, the Mediterranean and North Africa. Therefore, we want to discuss the violent effects of new border fences, modern surveillance equipment and increasing police and military corporations, as well as the involvement of international (humanitarian) organisations and local NGOs in maintaining this regime. What are future scenarios and forms of resistance?
Interpretation: The discussion and inputs will be in English; simultaneous translation to other languages can be organised.
Registration: Please let us know if you want to attend and register: pushbackalarm-austria[at]riseup.net.
- in cooperation with transform! europe and kind support of
- Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation Office for Southeast Europe
Friday, 25 – Saturday, 27 Nov 2022
Venue: Cultural Centre GRAD, Braće Krsmanović 4, Beograd
Friday, 25 November
15:00 (CET): Introduction by the organisers
15:15 (CET): Inputs on the situation by activists from the region
16:30 (CET): Break
16:45 (CET): Input and Discussion: Police cooperation in the EU and beyond
- Matthias Monroy, investigative journalist
18:00 (CET): Input and Discussion: IOM – The UN agency tasked with externalising the EU’s borders regime in the Balkans?
- Marija Petkovska, researcher
Saturday, 26 November
10:00 (CET): Panel Discussion: Migration laws and the Fortress Europe
- Hanaa Hakiki, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
- Anna Brambilla, ASGI
- Aleksandar Marković, human rights lawyer
11:30 (CET): Break
11:45 (CET): Input and Discussion: The Egyptian-European border regime: Aiding human rights crimes in North Africa
- Sofian Naceur, journalist/RLS North Africa
13:00 (CET): Lunch Break
14:00 (CET): Input and Discussion: At the heart of Fortress Europe: Austria’s role in border externalisation policies in the Balkans
- Nidžara Ahmetašević, investigative journalist/ researcher
- Klaudia Wieser, investigative journalist/ researcher
15:15 (CET): Break
15:30 (CET): Strategic Discussion: Resisting collectively
Sunday, 27 November
10:00 (CET): Common breakfast – location tbc