3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum
Migrants' access to the EU, to rights and to services
Challenges and ways forward

Brussels, 2-3 March 2017

The deadline for submitting your expression of interest to participate in the European Migration Forum 2017 is over. We thank you for your interest. For any other information you may contact the Forum Secretariat at

Disclaimer: this open call refers only to the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum (EMF). Organisations that are selected to participate in the March 2017 meeting will not automatically be given the right to participate in future meetings.
Mandatory fields are marked with an *
1. A) Organisation
Name of organisation: *
Postal address: *
Date of registration of your organisation:
Registration no:*
Registered with the following authority:*
Scanned copy of the registration certificate of your organisation in your country.*
Membership of any other organisation:
B) Contact person
Telephone number:*
2. Is your organisation a migrant-led organisation?
If yes, please explain:
3. Type of organisation:*
Other, please specify
4. Your organisation is (please select only one of the following options) *
4.1. If your organisation is an EU network, please specify how many member organisations you represent, and from how many EU Member states:
5.1. What is the main focus of the organisation you are representing?*
5.2. What is the second focus of the organisation you are representing?
5.3. Other focus, please specify:
6. What are the main activities of the organisation and its mandate/mission? Please provide here links to/examples of reports of activity or other evidence (e.g. webpage, annual reporting, Facebook postings, awards received, etc.) Please provide an answer using max. 900 characters*
7. The 3rd EMF meeting will focus on access to Europe, to rights and services. These discussions will be complemented by horizontal reflections on the importance of communication and the role of the media in changing the public perception on the current migratory movements. Please provide an explanation on how the activities of your organisation are linked to one or all of the topics below. Please be specific and mention the relevant research/publication/conferences/projects/practical activities that your organisation has been involved within the last 24 months. This can also relate to only one topic proposed below.
7.1. The access of migrants to Europe and safe legal alternatives, including: family reunification, resettlement (including private/community sponsorship), admission of labour migrants.
7.2. Access to rights and services, from first reception to long term integration. This stream includes accessing housing services, health care, education, legal assistance and translation services. Please also include your expertise on the protection of children in the context of reception and integration.
7.3. Evidence based communication on migration related topics: how to change public perception across Europe.
8. What are your expectations for the European Migration Forum? *
9. If selected to participate, your organisation will be invited to appoint one representative to attend the Forum. Please indicate ALL languages this person is able to work in (listening and speaking).*
Other language(s), please specify which:
The organisers are interested to involve some organisations in the preparation of the event: in the preparation of a workshop, of a leading discussions or in reporting results back to the plenary. Would you be available and interested in contributing to such preparations?
By submitting this application, you confirm that the information provided is accurate and truthful to the best of your knowledge.*
Information Note on Data Protection
The European Commission would like to inform those applying to attend the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum that the following data will be collected, organised, recorded, stored and used to contact selected applicants.
"Call for expressions of interest in participating in the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum"
Purpose: The purpose of the collection of the processing of the personal data is:
1. to examine applications for the purpose of selecting the participants of the 3rd meeting of the European Migration Forum;
2. to contact the selected applicants.
Data Controller:
Legal Basis: The legal basis of the process for which the data are intended is Article 5 (a) of the Regulation 45/2001.
Access to the Data: 
Data Subjects are informed of the following rights in line with Article 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 of Regulation 45/2001: 
Right to access data  
Right to block  
Right to rectify  
Right to erase – The data subjects have the right to have their data erased. This right is applicable if the processing of data is unlawful. 
Right to object – The data subjects have the right to object at any time, on compelling legitimate grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of data. 
Right to obtain notification of third parties  
Right to have recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).
When you have finished registering you will receive an e-mail as confirmation of submission. The results of the selection of participants will be communicated in the week of 15th January 2018,
For questions you may send an e-mail to