People on the Move: (Still) stuck in the corridors to the EU “Status quo and Perspectives”

Here you can watch the videos of the 6 panel sessions of the conference People on the Move: (Still) stuck in the corridors to the EU “Status quo and Perspectives”, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 31 March and 1 April 2022, organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation offices Sarajevo and Thessaloniki.





HBS offices Sarajevo and Thessaloniki brought together experts, grassroots activists, academia, practitioner and policy-maker from the region, the so called Balkan route as well as from the EU level, to have an in-depth look at the current status-quo of migration policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkans and the EU, taking the latest developments in Ukraine into consideration. Over two days conference covered different aspects and challenges such as: - shrinking space/criminalization of people on the move and those showing solidarity with them, - media coverage of migration, mainstream narratives and hate speech, - "border management", the securitization of borders, - pushbacks and deportations, - asylum politics and alternative perspectives to stay.


HORIZONS: Overview  on the situation in BiH and the wider region

  • Gorana Mlinarević, researcher, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nidžara Ahmetašević, researcher, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Radoš Đurović, director of APC, Serbia
  • Mersiha Smajlović, Legis, North Macedonia

Moderators: Judith Brand and Neda Noraie-Kia

Shrinking Spaces

  • Eleni Velivasaki, RSA, Greece
  • Marta Stojić, expert, Serbia
  • Karolina Augustova, researcher and activist
  • Tajana Tadić, expert/activist, Croatia/Germany

Moderator: Gorana Mlinarević

Media and Migration along the Balkan route

  • Stavros Malichudis, We are Solomon, Greece
  • Idriss Moussaoui, activist, France
  • İbrahim Kibar, activist, Turkey
  • Elvira Jukić-Mujkić, editor at Media Centar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Moderator: Nidžara Ahmetašević

Human Rights at the EU’s external borders

  • Sara Kekuš, policy expert and activist, Centre for Peace Studies, Croatia
  • Erik Marquart, MEP, Germany
  • Joanie DUROCHER, Head, Programme Support Unit, IOM BiH
  • Hanaa Hakiki, Senior Legal Advisor at European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Germany

Moderator: Giorgos Christides

EU policies in response to the war in Ukraine

  • Giulia Amaducci, European Commission, DG Home
  • Prof. Monika Mokre, Austria
  • Aigul Hakimova, Slovenia
  • Magda Faltova, director of Association for Integration and Migration (SIMI), Czech Republic

Moderator: Neda Noraie-Kia

Perspective to stay - ways forward

  • Radoš Đurović, APC, Serbia
  • Emir Prcanović, Vaša Prava, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Antonia Pindulić, legal expert and activist, Centre for Peace Studies, Croatia
  • Andrea Kontenta, Italy

Moderator: Karolina Augustova