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Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Panel 3 + Closure (FRENCH) Play

Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Panel 3 + Closure (FRENCH)

Published at 00 16,,, 17 2017
2017.07.11. Casa Árabe and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Tunisia and Madrid, in coordination with the Labor Union Network of Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migrations (RSMMS), organized this seminar, which analyzed the social facet of Arab and African migration towards the EU. With the participation of the main social role-players and institutions involved in fighting for labor dignity and dealing with migrations, the seminar seeks to provide a balanced, constructive, realistic analysis of this topic. Panel 3: Migrations in the EU: Current state of affairs With the cooperation of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) + European and African labor union organizations. Closure: Ebert Foundation in Tunisia More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/arab-and-african-migration-towards-the-eu-seeking-a-social-focus

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    Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Panel 3 + Closure (FRENCH)

    2017.07.11. Casa Árabe and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Tunisia and Madrid, in coordination with the Labor Union Network of Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migrations (RSMMS), organized this seminar, which analyzed the social facet of Arab and African migration towards the EU. With the participation of the main social role-players and institutions involved in fighting for labor dignity and dealing with migrations, the seminar seeks to provide a balanced, constructive, realistic analysis of this topic. Panel 3: Migrations in the EU: Current state of affairs With the cooperation of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) + European and African labor union organizations. Closure: Ebert Foundation in Tunisia More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/arab-and-african-migration-towards-the-eu-seeking-a-social-focus
    Published at 00 16,,, 17 2017
  • Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Panel 2 (FRENCH)Show video

    Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Panel 2 (FRENCH)

    2017.07.11. Casa Árabe and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Tunisia and Madrid, in coordination with the Labor Union Network of Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migrations (RSMMS), organized this seminar, which analyzed the social facet of Arab and African migration towards the EU. With the participation of the main social role-players and institutions involved in fighting for labor dignity and dealing with migrations, the seminar seeks to provide a balanced, constructive, realistic analysis of this topic. Panel 2: Migrations within a global context. With the cooperation of the Office in Spain of the International Organization of Migrations (IOM) + European and African labor union organizations. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/arab-and-african-migration-towards-the-eu-seeking-a-social-focus
    Published at 58 16,,, 17 2017
  • Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Opening + Panel 1 (FRENCH)Show video

    Arab and African Migration Towards the EU: Seeking a social focus. Opening + Panel 1 (FRENCH)

    2017.07.11. Casa Árabe and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Tunisia and Madrid, in coordination with the Labor Union Network of Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migrations (RSMMS), organized this seminar, which analyzed the social facet of Arab and African migration towards the EU. With the participation of the main social role-players and institutions involved in fighting for labor dignity and dealing with migrations, the seminar seeks to provide a balanced, constructive, realistic analysis of this topic. Opening session Greetings and interventions by the General Director of Casa Árabe and Secretaries General of the labor union organizations of Spain. Panel 1: The fight for labor dignity: forced labor. With the cooperation of the Office of the International Labor Organization in Spain (ILO) + European and African labor union organizations. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/arab-and-african-migration-towards-the-eu-seeking-a-social-focus
    Published at 56 16,,, 17 2017
  • The first Middle East World Cup: An opportunity for co-existence through sportsShow video

    The first Middle East World Cup: An opportunity for co-existence through sports

    The Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (Qatar 2022), Hassan Al Thawadi, gave this conference in Madrid on October 31. He was accompanied by Juan Luis Larrea Sarobe, president of Spain's Royal Football Federation. At this conference, Al Thawadi, who was introduced by the General Director of Casa Árabe, Pedro Martínez-Avial, dealt with the importance held by soccer’s World Cup event in 2022, taking place for the first time ever in the Middle East, in an Arab country. This milestone has turned the major event into something truly special this time around, and it will be a great opportunity to achieve understanding between peoples of different cultures, beliefs and past histories. Hassan Al Thawadi highlighted soccer’s potential as a tool to achieve unity, with historical and contemporary references, as well as discussing how Qatar is working to make the 2022 World Cup memorable as a historical event for the region. Hassan Al Thawadi has been, since March of 2011, the Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of Qatar, the organization responsible for coordinating the public and private entities that will be completing the infrastructures and development projects for hosting the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. Prior to this, he was a senior executive on Qatar’s 2022 Bid Committee, where he worked alongside the Committee’s Chairman, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, in the end achieving Qatar’s selection as the World Cup host. Educated as a lawyer, he has also been a general advisor of the Qatar Invest Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding, entities founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to strengthen the national economy through diversification and making strategic long-term investments. He is also a member of several significant boards of trustees and committees in Qatar, including Qatar University (College of Business and Economics), Qatar Chamber for Commerce and Industry, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Msheireb Properties and Hassad Foods. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/the-first-middle-east-world-cup-an-opportunity-for-co-existence-through-sports
    Published at 45 02,,, 17 2017
  • Human Rights in Qatar (ARABIC)Show video

    Human Rights in Qatar (ARABIC)

    10.19.2017. The president of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee, Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri, gave this conference at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Madrid. Al-Marri was introduced by Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe. The outlook of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee is based on the conviction that human rights constitute one of the most important matters in the national community, in particular, and the international community in general. Acknowledging these rights, whether they may be political, civil, cultural, social or economic, and whether they belong to individuals or groups, means making a commitment to equality, justice, freedom and human dignity for all human beings with no discrimination. Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee is an official national committee with a special status that seeks to increase awareness and educate people about rights, providing the necessary protection and support to individuals while developing skills. Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri. He has been the president of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) since 2009, and as of 2015 is the Vice-President of the Asia-Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions (APF), whose headquarters is located in Sidney, Australia. Similarly, he is a member of the Advisory Board and Scientific Committee of the Arab Institute for Human Rights, with headquarters in Tunis. He was elected Chairman of the Arab Commission for Human Rights at the Arab League in 2012. He earned a PhD in Philosophy and Political Science. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/human-rights-in-qatar
    Published at 21 02,,, 17 2017