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Conference "Migrations and development of Africa"

Hotel Santa Catalina

Calle León y Castillo, 227
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Canary Islands


    9.30am – 12.30pm

    Main topics: migration flows to the EU and particularly to the Canaries, their origins, emergency measures, return policy and / or integration. National experiences in Slovenia, France, Portugal, Italy and the Basque Country. The policy of cooperation and notably of decentralized cooperation, the problems of governance in Africa, the role of the diaspora in the development of the continent


    • Fernando CLAVIJO BATLLE, President of the Government of the Canary Islands


    • François BAYROU, co-President of the EDP (France)
    • Karl ERJAVEC, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Slovenia)
    • Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA, MEP, Vice-Chair of the ALDE Group (Basque Country)
    • Marios GEORGIADIS, vice-President of the Greek parliament and of the EDP (Greece)
    • Antonio MARINHO E PINTO, MEP, vice-President of the EDP (Portugal)
    • Gianluca SUSTA, Senator, vice-President of the EDP (Italy)
    • Cristina VALIDO GARCÍA, Minister in charge of migration (Canary Islands)

    External experts:

    • Eric ALIRA, former AER member and Polish MRP
    • Geert LAPORTE, Deputy Director at ECDPM