Please join the Atlantic Council on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a conversation on “Global Challenges of Security and Migration” with Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship. The event will be held at Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005).
Dimitris Avramopoulos is the European Commissioner in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship. His portfolio includes, among others, the development of common European policies in the areas of asylum, migration, border management, internal security and narcotics. Prior to taking up office as European Commissioner in 2014, he had served as the Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Tourism, and as Minister of Health and Social Solidarity of Greece. Dimitris Avramopoulos has also served as Mayor of Athens for 8 years and started his career in public service in the diplomatic corps of Greece.
Commissioner Avramopoulos will share his personal insights from the management of the parallel crises of migration and terrorism, which Europe experienced from 2014 onwards, explain their political impacts, and outline EU strategies on managing these global challenges, both from a European and international perspective. His opening remarks will be followed by a discussion moderated by Benjamin Haddad, director of the Future Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council and a Q&A with the audience.
We hope you can join us for this important and timely conversation.