Conference on “Migration, Asylum and Statistics” 2019

​The thematic “Migration, Asylum and Statistics” met, on 18 September, several experts on a conference promoted by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), as the national point of contact of the European Migration Network (EMN). The event was held tomorrow from 09h30, at the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa.

The opening speeches was held by the European Commission and Eurostat representatives, followed by a first panel in which the role of Statistics in producing knowledge under migration will be under discussion. The panel was moderated by the demographer Maria João Valente Rosa and counted with speakers from Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão from Univerdade de Lisboa – SOCIUS, from the Observatory on Migration and a representative of the Finish National Point of Contact at EMN as well.

On a second panel, moderated by the representative from Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Cláudia Pina, international experts of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), as well as SEF’s Study, Planning and Training Office discussed the importance of operating data for producing statistics.

On the third and last panel, moderated by the representative from SEF, Maria João Guia, a member from the National Data Protection Commission and a representative from the Data Protection of the National Statistical Institute approached the data protection on migration and asylum statistics theme.

Conference on “Innovation at the Borders: New Technologies for the Upcoming Migration” 2018

The new technology trends at the service of the European Union security, in the area of migrations and borders, were the main theme of the conference “Innovation at the Borders: New Technologies for the Upcoming Migration”, promoted by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF). The organisation of this initiative was handled by SEF as the national point of contact for the European Migration Network (EMN), the 29th of November 2018, at Hotel Mundial, Lisboa.

The conference was held on the EMN’s tenth anniversary, by which the role of Portugal in this organisation is also highlighted with the presence of the EMN’s responsible within the European Commission, Magnus Ovilius. Portugal has been one of the pioneering countries to use the biometrics at the service of the border control, through the automatic system for border control – RAPID.

Conference on “Return – The European Challenge” 2017

The Immigration and Borders Service, as the national contact point of the European Migration Network (EMN), promoted, on 18 December 2017, the Conference “Return – The European Challenge”.

The Conference brought to reflection, in the plenary session, the theme of Return, as a European challenge, and, in two thematic panels, “Voluntary Return and Reintegration – a reality?” and “Good practices in the Removal Process”.