We are glad to inform you that we have published below the Final Programme of the FAMIMOVE Conference, which will take place in Brussels on 24 and 25 June 2024. The event will take place at the Fondation Universitaire, located strategically in the very centre of the EU capital. See here for more information on how to reach the venue.

The Programme can be downloaded here.

The List of Participants has been shared with participants before the event.


24 June 2024    Salle Felicien Cattier, Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11

12:00 Arrival of participants and registration

Non-EU families on the move: the framework of migration law between EU and national law

Chair: Sabine Corneloup  (Université Panthéon-Assas)

13: 15 Costanza Honorati (University of Milano-Bicocca) and Marta Pertegás Sender (University of Maastricht) – Introduction to the Conference and presentation of the Project

13:30 Ellen Desmet (University of Gent) EU migration law: a stratified legal system

14:00 Helena Wray (University of Exeter) Legal Challenges of Family Reunification for Migrant Families in Europe

14:30 Caterina Fratea (University of Verona) The circulation of refugee status: does mutual trust always involve mutual recognition?

14:50-18:30 FAMIMOVE Transnational Roundtables (TRTs)

Chair: Fabienne Jault

15.00 – 16.00 – Findings from the transnational roundtable on Guardianship

  • Giuseppe Vinciguerra
  • Orsolya Szeibert


16.00 – 16.30 – Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30 – Findings from the transnational roundtable on Child Marriages

  • Leontine Bruijnen
  • Elizabeth Hartley


17.30 – 18.30 – Findings from the transnational roundtable on Kafala

  • Amélie Demange
  • Mayela Celis Aguliar


18:30 Closing of first day and dinner at the Fondation Universitaire


25 June 2024   Salle Felicien Cattier, Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont

09.30 – 10.15 – Jean-Yves Carlier (Université Catholique de Louvain) PIL and EU Law in Family Migration: The role of the Judge: from compassion to rights

10.15 – 11.30 – Roundtable ‘How can PIL Interact with EU Migration and Asylum Law?’

Chair: Philippe Lortie (HCCH)

  • Thalia Kruger, University of Antwerp
  • Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb
  • Angele Sears-Debono, European Commission, DG Justice
  • Anna Schmidt /Helena Pall, European Commission, DG Home
  • Céline Chateau, European Parliament, DROI
  • Ursula Rölke, International Social Service

11.30 – 11.45   Coffee Break

11.45 – 13.00  Continuation of the roundtable and conclusion

12.45 Concluding Remarks – FAMIMOVE Advisory Board

13.15  Farewell Lunch

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