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A Refugee led Refugee Week Event Marathon , 2021

To seize the opportunity of Refugee Week, we are bringing together refugee leaders from around the globe to lead the discussion and to showcase our achievements and the challenges we face.

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A Refugee led Refugee Week Event Marathon , 2021
A Refugee led Refugee Week Event Marathon , 2021

Time & Location

20 Jun 2021, 18:00 – 26 Jun 2021, 13:00


About the Event

Who are we: We are a group of refugee-led initiatives from the networks that took part in the first-ever Global Summit of Refugees, and advocates that work with and for refugees to (i) increase refugee participation in shaping policies, (ii) build refugee capacity to engage locally, nationally, regionally, and globally, and (iii) strategically advocate for and promote inclusive human rights approaches to forced displacement.

Why: Refugees are the most knowledgeable about what is needed to advance their rights, how to overcome obstacles, and how to facilitate integration. This year, unpacking the Meaningful Refugee Participation Pledge, we call for greater inclusion of refugees in all decision making processes having to do with us.

Event Objectives: The main aim of this series of events is to highlight the importance of refugee leadership to achieve “meaningful participation.”

These series of events represent landmark refugee-led gatherings that aim to accelerate and scale up existing efforts to:

1. To create spaces by and for refugee leaders to maximize their participation, developing synergies among refugee-led networks.

2. To highlight a number of best practices in refugee-led initiatives to address existing challenges and to strengthen capacities.

3. To mobilize various stakeholders to come together and re-think refugee participation in an inclusive and systematic way.

Language: Events will be available in English, Arabic, Spanish and Farsi. Events will be scheduled in other languages as the program develops.

Events for June 2021:

Kickoff: “Meaningful participation,” then and now

When: Jun 20, 2021 06:00 PM CET

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What’s the difference between “Refugee leadership” & “meaningful participation”?

When: Jun 21, 2021 06:00 PM CET

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Launch of European Coalition of Migrants and Refugees

When: Jun 22, 2021 02:00 PM CET

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Skill Up Session (Translation in Arabic and spanish will be provided)

When: Jun 24, 2021 01:00 PM CET 

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Conclusion of Part One: Closing and way forward

When: Jun 26, 2021 01:00 PM CET

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Events in other languages

(Spanish)Progress and challenges in the meaningful participation of refugees in Latin American

When: Jun 22, 2021 06:00 PM CET

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(Farsi/Pashto) International community withdrawal from Afghanistan & Future of Afghan Refugees in Europe

When: Jun 23, 2021 06:00 PM CET

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(Arabic) “Meaningful participation,” then and now

When: Jun 25, 2021 07:00 PM CET

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