During this working day, hosted by MEP Philippe Lamberts, youth will have the opportunity to present some results of their work and lead a working group. (see the programme)
The theme of this working day is "Family Reunification & Ulysses Syndrome".
The youth have been prepared within the project "Ulysses in the Multicultural Youth of an Inclusive Europe", with Familles du Monde a.s.b.l. and the organisations who participate, during the year in their country (1st phase) and during the meeting week end of August (2d phase) for the working day.
On Friday evening, authorities of the City of Brussels will officially welcome us at the town hall for an opening reception of the Congress. Young people will present the master pieces they did during the year.
All participants to the Congress are welcome!
Speech of Mr Mohamed Ouriaghli, Deputy-Mayor of International Solidarity:
Familles du Monde asbl & The Athena Network have the pleasure to invite you to the VII Congress. The Congress is open to anyone who has a special interest helping or researching in the field.
The congress is a non-profit initiative. The registration fee for all participants will be a symbolic contribution of 10,00 EUR per person in order to cover basic expenses. This includes coffee break, physical programme and certificate of attendance.
Registration is compulsory. There is a limited number of attendance.
Lunch is not included in the registration fee.
A special lunch menu will be offered during the congress at an additional low cost (10,00 EUR). For a better organisation, we need to know in advance, the number of people who would like to enjoy the congress menu.
Fees for registration and lunch will be drawn on the Familles du Monde account as soon as possible.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND POSTERS
Participation in the congress is open to professors, researchers and all those working in the social sector, public as well as private, specialized in supporting migrants.
If you are interested, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to present a POSTER because the call for paper for the oral presentation is closed.
8:30 REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 INAUGURATION CEREMONY:
Etienne Devos, Familles du Monde, Brussels (Belgium) Mohamed Ouriaghli, Brussels (Belgium) Noemí Alcala, Xochicuicatl, Latin American Women Association, Berlin (Germany) Leticia Reyes, Familles du Monde, Brussels (Belgium) Philippe Lamberts, MEP, European Parliament
9:30 INAUGURATION LECTURE:
Prof. Joseba Achotegui (University of Barcelona, Spain): 'Migrating in the 21st century: the Immigrant Syndrome with chronic and multiple stress - The Ulysses Syndrome'
10:00SESSION 1 Stressors, social factors and mental health in current migration
Session 1.1Moderator: Prof. Nélida Tanaka-Wada
PhD Iciar Villacieros(Pontifical University of Comillas, Madrid, Spain):
Founded in 2010 by J.Achotegui (Universidad de Barcelona), R.Bennegadi (Centre Minkowska) & X.Castañeda (University of Berkeley) as a global network to provide psychological & psychosocial support to immigrants living extreme situations.