Stockholm Programme: Protest in Brussels

Press Release 28 November 2009
no one is illegal

Protest and events against the adoption of the Stockholm Programme in Brussels
Against another 5 years program of death and detention!
(see the call at

I. Pressconference:

Monday, 30st of November 2009, 11 a.m., Salon of the International Press Center/ rue de la Loi 155/ 1040 Brussels

Stockholm Programme and the reality at European borders
Towards another 5 years of death, push backs and detention?

In the run-up to the Justice and Home Affairs Council, European Human Rights Organisations will present their findings concerning the protection of human rights at the European borders. While the Ministers of Interior convene about the so called Stockholm Programme, which will dictate the political agenda on refugee and human rights protection, the organisations would want to confront the European Union with the sad realities of refugees at the external borders, such as unlawful push backs, arbitrary detention, refused access to protection and death at sea. The Foundation PRO ASYL would like to invite you to the press conference on Monday, 30th of November at 11 o’clock.

Marianna Tzeferakou, Lawyer, Athens/Greece
Franck Düvell, Oxford/United Kingdom, Border Monitoring Project Ukraine
Oktay Durukan, Helsinki Citizen Assembly, Istanbul/Turkey
Karl Kopp, Pro Asyl, Germany/Frankfurt
Kris Pollet, European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Belgium/Brussels

II. Public Screening

Monday, 30th of November, 5 to 7 p.m.
(Open Air) Public Screening of films (Voices of Pagani, Frontex, Calais…) with Comments Manifestation in the inner city (pedestrian area) of Brussels: with Life Jacket Installation, banners, leafletting…

III. Public Event – Transnational Talk

Monday, 30th of November 2009, 7.30 p.m.
Evening-event in Brussels, Nova Cinema, Rue D `Arenberg 3

Frontex – Refoulement – Dublin II …
with the Stockholm Programme towards another 5 years of death and detention?
Introductional film screenings and transnational talk about the hot spots of the EU-borderregime

7.30 to 8.00
Films: Voices of Pagani, Frontexplode, Sequences from Calais
8.00 to 10.00
Questions to and discussions with
Marianna Tzeferakou, Lawyer, Athens/Greece
Oktay Durukan, Helsinki Citizen Assembly, Istanbul/Turkey
Deeb, Budapest/Hungary for Border Monitoring Project Ukraine,
Hicham Baraki ABCDS Oujda/Morocco
Karl Kopp, Pro Asyl, Frakfurt/Germany
Moderation: Hagen Kopp, no one is illegal Hanau/Germany

IV. Protest in front of the EU-Conference Building

Tuesday, 1st of December, beginning at 9.30 a.m. in front of the Justus Lipsius Building, Rue de la Loi 175 (near Schumann) in Brussels

Protest-Action near the EU-JHA-Conference-Building
with big banners, life-jacket-installation, „why-posters“ … and with various speakers from the hot spots of EU-migration-regime

V. Meetings with parlamentarians

Tuesday, 1st of December from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Meetings and talks with interested parlamentarians

VI. Networking Meetings

Tuesday, 1st of December after 4 p.m. with open end!
Internal Networking meetings for mutual exchange and about further perspectives of transnational cooperations: which common campaigns against Frontex, refoulement, Dublin II are thinkable? which common projects in 2010? Importance of the European Social Forum in July 2010 in Istanbul!? Nobordercamps 2010!?

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Source: Gipfelsoli Presseverteiler