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Asylum reception and rights work in a new era

onsdag 27. februar 2019, kl. 09:00 til kl. 13:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Norsk Folkehjelp

Inngang: Gratis

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In 2018, it was 30 years since Norwegian People's Aid started its first asylum reception. We would like to mark this with a large conference at Litteraturhuset on February 27. Artist and presenter Leo Ajkic guides us through a program of professional introductions, book baths, music, talks about life at reception and the way forward after the low arrivals of asylum seekers in recent years.

A key question for the conference is: How do we welcome people on the run to Norway?

We would like to invite you to mark this day with us!

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9:00 Opening by Henriette Westhrin, Secretary General of Norwegian People's Aid.
9:15 Experiences and recommendations after 30 years of asylum reception operation - Bendix Jørgensen, special adviser for reception operation in Norwegian People's Aid.
9:30 Financial benefits for families with children in asylum centers - Marie Louise Seeberg, social anthropologist and researcher, NOVA at OsloMet.
9:45 Towards the end of the month, there is a lot of bulgur: diet and food security at asylum reception - Laura Terragi, associate professor of social nutrition at OsloMet.
10:00 Author Katrine Sele reads from the book "Jølster hotel: Stories from an asylum reception".
10:10 Leo Ajkic leads a conversation with Ziad Altaha, Norwegian People's Aid Mandal, Grete Apelseth, former receptionist at NF's reception at Jølster and author Katrine Sele about life on reception and the value of voluntary efforts.
10:45 Our Neighborhood - Alexandra Archetti Stølen, Festival Manager for the Oslo World Music Festival.
11:00 Lunch and musical touch by Griot Brothers.
11:30 Refugee policy as negative nation branding: The case of Denmark and the Nordics - professor of migration and refugee law at the University of Copenhagen, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen.
11:55 Political consequences of the refugee situation in 2015 - Jan-Paul Brekke, researcher II at the Institute for Social Research (ISF).
12:15 Record-low arrivals of asylum seekers - what awaits us in the years to come? Leo Ajkic chairs conversation between Frode Forfang, Director of the UDI, Ann-Magrit Austenå, Secretary General of NOAS, Henriette Westhrin, Secretary General of Norwegian People's Aid and Jan-Paul Brekke, Researcher II at the ISF.
12:55 Closing by Chairman of the Board of Norwegian People's Aid, Gerd Kristiansen.