Leave no one behind: Migration Policy Lab Aarhus
We are very excited about our upcoming Migration Policy Labs! In Aarhus, participants will get the chance to present the strategies they developed during the day to a panel of experts. Jesper Lindholm (he/him) and Mads Ted Drud-Jensen (he/him) have been confirmed for the panel.
Jesper Lindholm (he/him) is Associate Professor, Ph.D., at the Department of Law at Aalborg University. Furthermore, he is a board member for Dan Church Aid. His previous employment include UNHCR (Geneva HQs, Kosovo, Pakistan and Ireland) and Amnesty International (London, UK). He is former vice-chairperson of the Board of the Danish Institute for Human Rights and former adjudicator of the Danish Refugee Appeals Board. Jesper has a research interest in public international law, human rights and asylum, including issues such as Gender Related Persecution and SOGI.
Mads Ted Drud-Jensen (he/him) is a board member and spokesperson for LGBT Asylum. He has been active in LGBT Asylum since 2012, and is e.g. responsible for answering incoming requests from LGBTI+ persons abroad. Mads is a sociologist and has been working with issues related to human rights, migration, and asylum for many years, including with an LGBTI+ perspective. On a daily basis, Mads works as a senior advisor in the Integration Department of the Danish Refugee Council.
If you are interested to join the Migration Policy Lab, sign up is open until the 6th of October. Just follow this link: https://forms.gle/Cnm4ojWek51fAerCA
About the Migration Policy Lab
The Migration Policy Lab is a full-day workshop (9-16 o’clock) for university students. The students will be tasked with developing new innovative strategies for the refugee response of the future with a focus on the specific challenges of LGBTQ+ refugees. At the end of the workshop, the students will present their strategies to a panel of politicians and other stakeholders.
Date: October 15th 2021 from 9am – 4pm
Location: Café Mellemfolk
The Migration Policy Lab is co-hosted by Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (Action Aid) and funded by CISU (Civil Society in Development).
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