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Escaping the escape. Facing the humanitarian migration crisis

Presenting the Bertelsmann Stiftung pubblication, March 16th 2017, 17.30 hours

Fondazione Brodolini and Bertelsmann Stiftung are very pleased to invite you to the "Escaping the Escape" event that will take place March 16th 2017, 17.30 hours, at Fondazione Brodolini premises in Rome (Via Solferino 32).

In 2015, more than one million refugees and migrants came to Europe, in 2016 nearly 300,000. How many will enter in 2017 – and what can we in Europe expect with wars and conflicts continuing and driving people from our neighbourhood to European shores? What is the situation in those origin and transit countries of refugees and migrants that are most affected? How can the life of refugees, migrants and host communities be improved?

Listen to and debate with experts from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria and Lebanon: what solutions for the humanitarian migration crisis do they recommend? What are their proposals for EU actors to improve European policies?

Be our guest and meet

Mariam Safi, Afghanistan, founding director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS);

Abdulkader S. Mohammad, Eritrea, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Oslo;

Ziad Majed, Lebanon, associate professor at the Department of International and Comparative Politics at the American University in Paris;

Zakariya El Zaidy, Libya, protection team leader for the Danish Refugee Council in Libya;

J. Shola Omotola, Nigeria, professor of Political Science at the Federal University Oye Ekiti in Nigeria


At the fringe of this event, we will also launch a new Bertelsmann Stiftung publication “Escaping the Escape – Toward solutions for the humanitarian migration crisis” 

Participation to the event is free but places are limited, book your seat by sending an email to