‘HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST’: A Civil Society Event on the Valletta Summit

Invitation to Civil Society Event on the Valletta Summit


Date:  11 November 2015

Time: 9.30 – 12.00hrs

Venue: Old University, St Paul Street, Valletta 


Aditus FoundationIntegra Foundation and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Malta, in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Europe and the Migration and Development civil society (MADE) network in Africa, invite you to attend the civil society event on the Valletta Summit.

Leading African and European civil society organisations will express their views and recommendations on issues to be discussed at the Summit.

The event is being organized with the support of the Open Society Foundations.


09:30 Introduction

Maria Pisani, Integra Foundation

09:40 Refugee testimony


10:00 Tackling the root causes of migration

Sarah Tesorieri, Oxfam International


10:20 Beyond the root causes: development aid and human rights – the case of Eritrea

Elsa Chyrum, Human Rights Concern Eritrea


10:40 No more deaths: Safe and legal access to protection

Matteo de Bellis, Amnesty International


11:00 Outcomes and recommendations from NGO consultations

Odile Faye, President of the Steering Committee, Migration and Development (MADE) civil society network in Africa


11:20 Concluding remarks

Katrine Camilleri, JRS Malta


11:30 Meet the press


12:00 Refreshments

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