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Dublin Summer School
European Migration – Causes and Effects

27 and 28 May 2016

By Fri 27 May 2016July 6th, 2020Active Citizenship, Events

This event is now over.

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Event Details



Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and in partnership with the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, present a one-day conference.


Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD, Dublin 2.

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May 2016

Book Here


€5 TICKET includes entry to all sessions on Friday and Saturday, as well as tea and coffee.

Please secure your place by clicking the BOOK HERE button above
– early booking is advised.

REGISTRATION STARTS at 6:00pm on Friday and at 10:00am on Saturday.


Please click here for a map of the campus. Underneath the map are directions of how to find the National College of Ireland, travelling from both the North side and the South side of Dublin.

The College is accessible by public transport – the Red Line LUAS stop (Mayor Square-NCI) is directly outside the main entrance.

There is car parking available underneath the College, along with places to lock your bicycle. However, there are charges to park your car there and these rates are listed underneath the car parking map.

Event Programme



Barry Andrews

(Chief Executive Officer of GOAL)

John Barry

(Professor of Green Political Economy at QUB)

Nessa Childers

(Independent MEP for Dublin)

Catherine Devitt

(Environmental Justice Officer, Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice)

Sandy Dunlop

(Terenure Initiative)

Mark Fielding

(Chief Executive Officer of ISME)

Brian Killoran

(Chief Executive Officer of Immigrant Council of Ireland)

Maria Giovanna Manieri

(Advisor on Migration and Asylum, European Parliament)

Duncan Stewart

(Broadcaster; Chair of Green Foundation Ireland)

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A sessions which will allow full participation by those attending.


Our PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (last updated on 25 May 2016)
is available from here

Further updates on this event will appear on this page.

This event is made possible with the financial support of
the European Parliament to Green European Foundation.


Our discussions at the Dublin Summer School will focus on how civil society in Ireland and elsewhere can manage migration and our attitudes to it in a positive and constructive way, with a broader remit of linking migration to poverty and indeed to climate change.

The phrases “European migrant crisis” and “European refugee crisis” became widely used in April 2015, when five boats carrying almost 2,000 migrants to Europe sank in the Mediterranean Sea, with a combined death toll estimated at more than 1,200 people. The shipwrecks took place in a context of on-going conflicts and refugee crises in several Middle Eastern and African countries, which brought the total number of forcibly displaced people worldwide at the end of 2014 to almost 60 million, the highest level since World War II. This number continues to grow on a daily basis.

How can Ireland, as a member of the European Union, play its part in finding a solution to this humanitarian crisis?