Follow-up Conference in Berlin

60 representatives from academia, civil society, politics and administration continued the discussions started in Lisbon. Following an invitation by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the round table started with an input by Matthias Ruete, Director General at DG Migration and Home Affairs, who emphasized the interconnectedness of national and European policies. Germany’s past and future role for a proactive, efficient and fair asylum policy was then discussed by high-level panelists.

From left to right: Eric Thode (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Aart De Geus (CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Michael Tetzlaff (Head of Directorate, Directorate for Migration, Refugees, European Harmonisation, Federal Ministry of the Interior), Matthias Ruete (Director-General of Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission), Thomas Oppermann (Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group), Katharina Lumpp (Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany), and Ulrich Kober (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung).

From left to right: Eric Thode (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Aart De Geus (CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Michael Tetzlaff (Head of Directorate, Directorate for Migration, Refugees, European Harmonisation, Federal Ministry of the Interior), Matthias Ruete (Director-General of Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission), Thomas Oppermann (Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group), Katharina Lumpp (Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany), and Ulrich Kober (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung).