The EU’s response to Ukrainian refugees three months on


3 June 2022




Zoom meeting

Type of Event

Online Policy Dialogue


Egmont Institute, EPC and Institut Jacques Delors

Precisely three months after the activation of the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), this online Policy Dialogue will take stock of its implementation and reflect on possible future developments in the EU’s response to refugee flows from Ukraine. Two high-level panels will assess if and how Ukrainian refugees have been able to access the rights provided by the TPD and the progress made on the coordinated response envisaged by the European Commission in its 10-Point Plan. Panellists will also discuss whether the TPD has managed to promote a balance of efforts between member states in receiving Ukrainian refugees, and what European policymakers can learn from enabling people in search of protection to move freely across the EU.




Panel 1State of Play on the Temporary Protection Directive

10h Welcome Remarks

Jean-Louis De Brouwer, Director of European Affairs, Egmont Institute (moderator)

10h05 Panel Discussion

Harlem Désir, Senior Vice President, Europe, International Rescue Committee

Catherine Woollard, Director, ECRE

Sophie Magennis, Head of Policy and Legal Support, UNHCR Representation for EU Affairs

Agnieszka Kosowicz, President of the board, Polish Migration Forum

10h45 Question & Answer Session

11h10 Closing Remarks

Eleonora Milazzo, Associate Fellow, Egmont Institute


11h15 – 11h30 Break


Panel 2 – The EU’s long-term response

11h30 Welcome Remarks

Marie De Somer, Head of Migration and Diversity, European Policy Centre (moderator)

11h35 Panel Discussion

Giulio Di Blasi, Member of Cabinet, Cabinet of European Commissioner for Home Affairs

Nina Gregori, Executive Director, EU Agency for Asylum

Clemence Olsina, Director for Asylum at the French Ministry of Interior

Fabienne Keller, Renew member of the European Parliament , member of the LIBE Committee

12h15 Question & Answer Session

12h40 Closing Remarks

Jérôme Vignon, Advisor, Jacques Delors Institute


12h45 End



Please register by 31 May.
A zoom link will be sent later.


Rue des Petits Carmes 24a, Brussels, Belgium

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