European refugee crisis panel discussion

European refugee crisis panel discussionOn 26 November, a panel discussion focusing on the European refugee crisis was held at the ANU Centre for European Studies, organised by UNIC Canberra with support from the Embassy of Germany in Australia.

The aim of the event was to inform the audience about the everyday challenges of the current migration process and the response individuals and organization can provide. The panel consisted of Mr Thomas Albrecht, UNHCR Regional Representative, Mr Geoff Winestock, Journalist, Australian Financial Review, and Pastor Rolf Held, United Methodist Church Albstadt- MeƟstetten, Germany.

Over 30 representatives from Government, Diplomatic Missions, academia, and civil society attended the discussion which was followed by a lively question and answer session.