The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights presents a Public Forum Debate on “Human Dignity and Human Rights of Refugees” as part of the European Citizens for Solidarity (EUROSOL) project co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union. The Forum will be divided in three sessions with three themes related to refugee crisis from a bioethical and human rights perspective. Gathering experts, refugees, migrants, policymakers and other stakeholders from different backgrounds, the aim of the forum is to promote intercultural dialogue and find some creative solutions and proposals through information, knowledge and expertise sharing, discussions and cooperation in best solidary practices dealing with the current challenging crisis that refugees endure.
Human Dignity and Human Rights of Refugees
A debate to improve clarity and promote social inclusion
The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Rome, in collaboration with the Scalabrini international Migration Institute (SIMI) and other institutions, has organized a day dedicated to a debate on “Human Dignity and Human Rights of Refugees” within the project “Europe Citizens for Solidarity”- Eurosol, financed under the Europe For Citizens Programme of the European Commission, in Rome November 27. The public forum will be held at Aula Master dell’Università Europea di Roma e dell’Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 190 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
The forum will be divided into three sessions; each session will discuss a subject linked to the refugees’ situation from a bioethical and human rights perspective. The first session will be dedicated to Refugees: Threat or Opportunity? Context, Causes and Perspectives. The Refugees’ Situation: The Voice of the Protagonists, with the intervention of Fr. Aldo Skoda, Director of SIMI, followed by Rights and Duties of the Refugee from a Bioethics Perspective, and concluding with Refugee’s Integration from an Intercultural and Religious Perspective.
The forum’s objective is to promote intercultural dialogue and to find creative solutions and proposals by sharing knowledge and competency. Experts, refugees, migrants, politicians interested in the current challenge will be the protagonists of this debate. Among the authorities present will be the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human rights Director, Dr. Alberto Garcia, SIMI’s Director, Fr. Aldo Skoda, Giorgio de Acutis of the Italian Red Cross – Comitato Area Metropolitana di Roma Capitale (Area sociale), and Dr. Veronica Roldan expert in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research.
Moreover, international organization, such as Fundación Altius Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain Dirección General de Servicios Sociales de Integración Social, Madrid, Spain BIDA e V. Kultur und Bildung, Suhl, Germany Erevnitiko Idrima P.L. Nicosia, Cyprus, European Information Centre, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Stowarzyszenie B-4, Rzeszòw, Poland, Viesoji istaiga Vilniaus Verslo Kolegija, Vilnius, Lithuania, Diagrama Foundation Psychosocial Intervention, Dunstable, United Kingdom will take part in the forum.
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Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 190 – 00163, Roma
Missionari Scalabriniani – Ufficio Stampa
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09:40 Welcome and Registration
09:50 Official photo: authorities and special guests
10:00 Event Opening
10:05 Dr. Alberto García, UNESCO Chair Director’s speech
10:15 Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum Representative’s Speech, Fr. José Oyarzún, L.C.
10:25 Fundación Altius Francisco de Vitoria Director’s Speech Clara Ubeda
10:35 First Conference “THE REFUGEES’ CONDITION: CONTEXT, CAUSES AND PRESPECTIVES,” P. Aldo Skoda, CS
10:55 Debate among students and final evaluation by the speaker
11:35 Official photo # 1 – Coffee break
11:45 Second Conference “REFUGEES’ SITUATION: THE VOICE OF THE PROTAGONISTS” Italian Red Cross, Dr. Giorgio de Acutis
12:45 Conference ending and official photo # 2 – Recognition # 2
12:55 Third Conference “RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE REFUGEE FROM A BIOETHICS PRESPECTIVE,” Dr. Alberto García.
13:15 Debate among students and final evaluation by the speaker.
13:55 Official photo # 3 – Recognition # 3
14:05 Lunch “Migrants’ Specialties”
14:55 Explanation of the photograph panel “The Refugees’ Travel”
15:05 Explanation of the Fasasi’s exhibition and Migrants’ Empanadas
15:25 Fourth Conference – “REFUGEE’S INTEGRATION FROM AN INTERCULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS PRESPECTIVE,” Dr. Verónica Roldan.
15:50 Debate among students and final evaluation by the speaker
16:30 Official photo # 4 – Recognition # 4 / Coffee break
16:35 Cultural Event
17:15 Distribution of the certificates to students
17:20 Closing Event