We are pleased to announce that on 27.01.2015, the President of the Greek Forum of Refugees, Mr. Yonous Muhammadi, was elected member of the Bureau of European Migration Forum in Brussels, as a representative of civil society organizations and Ms. Kadri Soova, by PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants), as representative of the European organizations and networks.
All organizations had the opportunity to present candidates. Thus, 12 people were nominated by organizations of the civil society and 3 people from the European organizations. The Forum for European Migration is a platform created by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the organizations of civil society and the European institutions meet to discuss immigration, asylum and integration of immigrants and refugees.
For us, it is a success of all asylum seekers and refugees in Greece, since it is the first time that a Greek organization will take actively part in the European dialogue. As a member of the Bureau, we hope that Mr. Yonous Muhammadi will be able to carry the voice of refugees and asylum seekers on issues related to immigration, asylum and integration. This will allow the European institutions to promote a comprehensive approach to migration with the participation of stakeholders at all levels.
We wish him a good start and congratulate all refugees on this important occasion.
Please find information at the following link: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities-european-migration-forum-1