Internationales Bildungs- und Begegnungswerk in Dortmund

„Six months after: the Ukraine war and the situation of refugees in Europe- review and outlook”

Date(s) - 23/08/2022 - 24/08/2022
9:00 - 16:00

IBB e.V.
Bereich Soziale Gesellschaft

Kategorien Keine Kategorien

ONLINE – CONFERENCE August /23rd-24th 2022                                                                                   

Each day approx. 09:00 o’clock – 16:00 o’clock



From 08:45 Login/ zoom – connection

09:00 Welcome of the participants and short introduction of IBB and program flow

Hildegard Azimi, Kirsten Ben Haddou, Association for International Education and Exchange Dortmund


Thematic block I: On the current situation of Ukraine

09:30 – 10:15 On the (current) political situation in Ukraine and future challenges                    Speaker: Dr. Franziska Davies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich/ History of Eastern and Southern Europe

Coffee break


Thematic block II: Country comparison – residence, social and psychological care of vulnerable groups

10:30 – 12:30 Ukraine/Riparian States/Transit Countries

„Inside Ukraine“: situation of people with disabilities/mental illnesses


Vitalii Pcholkin/Ukraine, NGO „GARUA”, Kiev

Vira Topikha/Ukraine, international NGO “Hope”, programme manager, Kiev

Ukraine /Slovakia /Moldova

The psychosocial situation of refugees


Timea Stranska, Aid agency “People in need” Slovakia/ Head of Emergency Programme for Ukraine Simone Walter, „Help- Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.“ Bonn, Germany and local partner in Moldova

Lunch break


Thematic block III: The situation of refugees in Germany

13:30 – 14:30 Challenges and solutions for the aid systems – brief inputs on aid structures: what is currently needed in the aid system?

The accommodation of Ukrainian refugees using the example of Berlin, Nils Hauer, Berlin Senate Administration

Return to Ukraine? For which groups is help currently available?, Marion Lich- Coming home- Return Counselling City of Munich

Challenges for health care using the example of Berlin, Steve Borrmann, Berlin State Office for Refugees

14:30 Further work in parallel break out rooms:

  1. Psychological care for Ukrainian refugees, Sarah Steden, Psychological psychotherapist, Private University of Witten/Herdecke
  2. Pupils from Ukraine in everyday school life, Gabriele Wawer, Municipal Integration Center Bergisch- Gladbach
  3. Voluntary work in Dortmund, Olga Rensch, IBB gGmbH Dortmund and work with disabled people, N.

15:15 Presentation of the results from the groups, feedback and last round of exchange, outlook on the 2nd day with H. Azimi/ K. Ben Haddou

16:00 End of day 1



09:00 Welcome of the participants


Thematic block IV: Vulnerable groups in risk situations

09:10 – 11:15

Exploitation and human trafficking

Speaker: Andrea Hitzke/Head of „Dortmunder Mitternachtsmission“, Sophia Wirsching/Head of „Federal Coordination Group against Trafficking in Human Beings (KoK)“ with the addition of partner organisation from Romania or Bulgaria (N.N.)

The situation of the Ukrainian Roma

Speaker: Kenan Emini, Sandra Goerend/ Roma Center e.V. Göttingen, Ivana Farahani- Čonková/ Roma Antidiscrimination Network, Czech Republic und partner- organization „Harangos“ Poland (N.N.)

Coffee break

From 11:30 – 12:30: Parallel breakout -rooms – experiences, networks und recommendations regarding vulnerable groups

  1. Women in and after the refuge situation
  2. Roma in Ukraine and neighbouring countries
  3. Refugees with disabilities

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00 Welcome back and presentation of the results from the working groups in plenary

Themenblock V: Europe 4 Refugees – reports and Q&A session

14:00 – 14:30 Dealing with refugees in Europe – project report H. Azimi / K. Ben Haddou

14:30 – 15:30 Italy: The care situation of Ukrainian refugees, the particularities of the Italian asylum system S.A.I and accommodation and care in the village area

Speaker: Enza Papa/ Rome, expert on the Italian asylum system

15:30 – ca. 16:00 Closing session in plenary

Moderation and management: Hildegard Azimi- Boedecker, Kirsten Ben Haddou, IBB e, V. Dortmund/Germany

The online conference will be simultaneously translated into the following languages: English, German, Ukrainian

Conference-fee: participation is free of charge


The project is co-financed from AMIF funds.