International conference on political participation of immigrants in Prague

Mrs Sabatova and Mr Rozumek

On 8 and 9 April 2015, 57 participants from 15 countries met in Prague on the occasion of the international conference on political participation of immigrants organized by the Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) in frame of the Fostering political participation in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries project. In her opening speech Czech Ombudswoman Anna Šabatová called for granting voting rights on local level to permanently residing third country nationals in the Czech Republic. For more information click here.

Speakers from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, OSCE, Malmö University, Berlin Parliament etc. presented their views on the issues of voting rights, advisory bodies and immigrant associations. Look at the the conference presentations here (see below).

Martin Rozumek, Director of OPU, would like to sincerely thank to all speakers and workshop facilitators for their great contribution to the successful event.

FilesMrs Gindlova contribution - Účasť migrantov pri tvorbe a realizácii miestnych integračných politík: sen, či realita?
Mr Pavlou contribution - Importance of inclusion of immigrants in civic and societal life of hosting EU countries
Mr Gromovs contribution - Migrant Integration in Line with OSCE Commitments with a Focus on Political Participation
Mr Hutcheson contribution - Electoral Rights of Third-Country Nationals in the EU countries
Mrs Kahlfeld contribution - Advisory bodies for migrants in Berlin and challenges in integration of immigrants in Berlin
Mrs Sabatova contribution