Advancing the Refugee and Migration Agenda in the Middle East – Arab Thought Forum/Working Conference

Location: Amman, Jordan
Partner: the Arab Thought Forum

Publication date: April 2005


This summary is made to report on an interactive 3-day working conference entitled ‘Advancing the Refugee and Migration Agenda in the Middle East’. The working conference took place in Hotel Le Meridien Amman, Jordan on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th April 2005. We wanted to make this working conference different from many by making use of a specific working method which we used successfully during The Hague Process so far. The personal experience, wisdom and ideas of all participants were used to arrive at valuable recommendations which we hope will pave the way for new responses to the refugee and migration issue in the Middle East region within a global context.

The issues we concentrated on were three major themes:
1. Refugees in the Middle East;
2. Migration from the Middle East to Europe;
3. Potential of The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration as catalyst for change

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