On June 2020 the Conference “From the Sea to the City” was scheduled to be celebrated in the city of Palermo bringing together mayors, city representatives, European civil society actors, search and rescue NGOs and representatives of the European institutions, with the objective of advocating for an active role of cities in European migration politics. Due to the health emergency crisis across the world, the conference will be postponed until next year.

The Conference is an initiative by the Consortium “From the Sea to the City” and it is thought to be the first step in the process of creating a European network of  cities and communities whose initiatives and actions will be part of a joint campaign with the aim to advocate for an active role of cities in European migration politics. 

In the preparatory process of organising this conference and pushing for the political demands behind it, the Consortium proposes four online panels to present and discuss the 5 demands behind the initiative.

The final dates, titles and the speakers of each panel will be confirmed soon. Here is the draft calendar: 

  1. Thursday 2nd JULY 2020: First online panel presenting and discussing Demand 1. Read more  Watch the discussion here.
  1. Wednesday 30th SEPTEMBER 2020: Second online panel presenting and discussing Demand 3.
  1. OCTOBER 2020: Third online panel presenting and discussing Demand 4.
  1. NOVEMBER 2020: Fourth online panel presenting and discussing Demands 2 and 5.