Conference: Migration in Focus: Addressing Informational Challenges in Humanitarian Actions

The MIRROR Consortium is pleased to announce its latest event which will be taking place on the 15-16th of December, 2021, in the historic Fort St. Elmo in Malta. The conference will be hosted in a hybrid format enabling both physical and online attendance thus increasing the opportunity for wider participation from all over the world.

The Migration in Focus conference, organized under the umbrella of the EU-funded project MIRROR (Migration-Related Risks Caused by Misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement), seeks to act as an interactive platform fostering debate on the most challenging and novel issues in the field of migration. The main focus of the conference is identifying novel ways to fill in “informational gaps” in formulating and deploying policies and humanitarian responses targeting migrants. As such the organizers are seeking contributions aimed at identifying good practices and tools that have positively contributed to enhancing knowledge in this field as well as studies on existing gaps and persistent challenges.

About the venue: Fort St. Elmo in Malta

The MIRROR conference will be held as a hybrid event, providing two opportunities for participation: in person in Malta at the historic Fort St. Elmo or  virtually.

Fort St. Elmo (Maltese: Forti Sant’Iermu) is a star-shaped fort in Valletta, the capital of Malta, and holds a special place in the history of the country. Initially constructed as one of the key defence points due to its strategic position on the tip of the Sciberras Peninsula.  This dominating position now offers unobstructed panoramic views of the harbours and the surrounding towns and villages. 

Please note that the physical event in Malta is limited to 50 participants due to current COVID-19 restrictions. 

For the most up to date information about travelling to Malta, please visit the official website of the Government of Malta here.

After the conference, a reception dinner will be served at the restaurant MUŻA. To adhere to local regulations and assure the safety and comfort of our guests, the dinner will be seated.

Photo courtesy of Fort St. Elmo

Fort St. Elmo Address

Fort St. Elmo – Conference Hall 

WG29+WG6, Valletta VLT, Malta

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking Space – Street parking or parking inside the facility at an extra cost.

The 2-day hybrid event has an interactive structure comprising several panels, roundtables and technology demonstrations and will bring together among stakeholders from the academic world, policy-makers, civil society and international organisations working in the field of migration.

Please find more details about the event in the agenda below:

Interested in attending?

If you would like to attend our conference, please submit the registration form below. We will be in touch with you soon with more details about the event.

Please note that the physical event in Malta is limited to 50 participants due to current COVID-19 restrictions. 

For the most up to date information about travelling to Malta, please visit the official website of the Government of Malta here.