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Presseerklärung/Resolution der TeilnehmerInnen der bundesweiten Refugee-Konferenz 21.-23.08.2015 in Hannover

RefugeeConferenceHannoverDieses bundesweite Treffen, organisiert vom Protestcamp der sudanesischen Geflüchteten auf dem Weißekreuzplatz in Hannover in Zusammenarbeit mit „Lampedusa in Hamburg“, dem „Refugee-Movement Berlin“ und der „Refugee-Bustour“, wurde unterstützt vom ver.di-Bildungswerk Niedersachsen, der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Niedersachsen, der DFG/VK und dem Friedensbüro Hannover, radio flora sowie anderen Gruppen und Personen.

Drei Tage lang haben mehr als 150 Menschen aus dem ganzen Bundesgebiet sich über ihre Erfahrungen und Möglichkeiten des Widerstands gegen Alltagsrassismus und diskriminierende Asylgesetze ausgetauscht und beschlossen, sich künftig besser zu vernetzen und zusammenzuarbeiten. Die TeilnehmerInnen diskutierten in Workshops Fragen der aktuellen Asylgesetzgebung bzw. -verschärfung, die Situation in den Herkunftsländern der Geflüchteten und MigrantInnen und ihre Fluchtgründe sowie die spezifischen Anliegen, Forderungen und Aktionen von geflüchteten Frauen.

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How to support the Refugee Conference (August 21th – 23th, 2015) in Hanover? / Wie kann ich die Refugee-Konferenz in Hannover (21. – 23.8.2015) unterstützen?

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We hope that this will answer all your questions concerning the Refugee Conference in two weeks in Hanover! If you have any questions, information or feedback, write a mail to refugeecamph@riseup.net !

Final information for everybody interested in participating in Refugee Conference 2015:

1.) Questions to the participants and review of the situation

2.) Important information / Preparation

3.) Timetable

 

1.) Please let us know, how many people are coming from your city, if possible, before August, 14th. In your announcement, please also let us know, what kind of sleeping facilities you prefer (single-rooms or if a big room is possible, too), if you bring kids with you (for the calculation of the child care needed) and what languages you can speak/understand.

Review of the situation concerning…

…translators: Up to now we have translators to Arabic, to French, to Portuguese, to Farsi and to some other languages, each to English or German. If you can bring any translators of yourself, feel free!

…sleeping places: We can offer a limited number of single apartments for families/women and a larger number of group-facilities.

Nevertheless, if you have any contacts to people in Hanover, also ask them for possibilities to sleep. Please bring sleeping bags and camping mats with you!

…child care: Child care is organised by a qualified group of social workers and is available during all meeting-times.

…food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared at Kornstraße.

2.) Important information / Preparation

– Arrival is possible on friday starting at 2pm, we recommend to arrive before 6 pm 18.00, as at 7pm the first meeting will take place (see timetable below).

IMPORTANT: If you have any problems during your journey (e.g. with residential obligation (so called “Residenzpflicht”), racial profiling or other police controls), we have a lawyer to provide legal support. We will soon send around an emergency number.

– On friday we plan to start the conference with an introduction of participants. If you want, please prepare a short introduction (app. 10 minutes) for your your group/city.

– We plan to arrange an info point to collect information of all cities and organisations participating. If you have any info material, flyers,… please bring them with you (maybe 100-200 copies).

– A large part of saturday´s program will be used for workshops. You can see the different topics planned in the timetable below. If you have any interest to plan, prepare and moderate a workshop for one topic, please let us know! The only topics that are already assigned are “Preventing deportations” and “Women Space”.

3.) Timetable

Friday:

– Starting at 2pm: Arrival at Kornstraße possible / Registration at the Info Point

– 6pm: Dinner

– 7pm: Presentation/introduction of the different groups

– app. 9pm: Concert of S.P. Music, band of Refugee Protest Camp Hanover, and other musicians

Saturday:

– Starting at 8.30am: Breakfast in UJZ Korn.

– 10am-10.30am: Presentation of the different groups (summary of friday for all newcomers)

– 10.30-11.15: Rex Osa (tbc) on „Refugee Rights“

– 11.15pm-12.00: „The Importance of self-organisation of Refugee Women“

Introduction of different organisations: „The Crocodile – Refugee Women against FGM“, „Women in exile“,…

– 12 – 1pm: Sebastian Rose from „Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen“ on „Legal conditions of Refugees (Dublin, right to stay,…) in the context of the new asylum law“

– 1pm-2pm: Mona Balsters from „Refugee Bureau Kargah“ on „Problems and possibilities of refugees in their legal situation“

– 2pm-3pm: Lunch break

– 3pm-7pm: Workshop period //

Different topics of the workshops:

– Dublin (in the context of the new asylum law restrictions)

– deportations (Dublin and home country)

– situation in the home countries

– women space

– human beings or papers?: basis of existence of undocumented migrants

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– police violence (a.) Frontex, b.) police in germany

– (permission to) work: perspective of people during waiting period

Sunday:

– Starting at 8.30am: Breakfast in UJZ Korn

– 10am-2pm: Presentation to the plenary of the conclusions/strategies/results of the workshops (each max. 30 minutes)

– 2pm-3pm: Lunch break

– 3pm-app. 5pm: Final plenary: summary, conclusion, feedback, how to go on.

– 5pm: Departure

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Refugee Conference 2015 – Hannover 21st-23rd of August

Refugee Conference 2015: 21st-23rd of August
Nationwide refugee-conference in Hannover

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The first German-wide Refugee Conference is going to take place in Hannover. „Refugee Protest Camp Hannover“, „Lampedusa in Hamburg“, „Refugee Movement Berlin“ and „Refugee Bus Tour“ are inviting you!

Since 2012 self-organized refugee-protest has grown in Germany. Protest marches and protest camps, e.g. in Würzburg, Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover have shown, that refugees can bring their voice to the streets. And now we want to find common strategies together.

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