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The Refugee Crisis: Fears and Facts

The refugee crisis concerning Europe including the Netherlands, brings along a lot of judicial, antropological and practical issues. Everyone seems to share their opinion on social media, but what is the issue exactly? Why do refugees come to Europe? What about the gut feeling of the Dutch inhabitants? How does one look at this issue from judicial perspective and how should this problem practically be solved?

Program Information
Date November 5
Time 13:30- 16:30 hrs
Location DZ1, Dante Building
Entry free
Guests Bram Jansen (Wageningen U), Patricia Brunklaus (Stichting Nieuwkomers), Bart Toemen (Gelijk advocaten), Mohammed Sheikh Albasatina (refugee from Syria).
Contact Luc Jeurissen
Language English

Are you curious about the answers to these questions? You are very welcome to join our symposium on Thursday the 5th of November at 13:30 hours in DZ 1.


  • Dr. Bram Jansen, researcher refugee/forced migration studies,¬†Wageningen University
  • Patricia Brunklaus, director of Stichting Vluchtelingenwerk Brabant Centraal - foundation for refugees in Tilburg
  • Bart Toemen, immigration lawyer at Gelijk advocaten, specialists association in Migration Law

  • Mohammed Sheikh Albasatina (refugee from Syria)

When: 05 November 2015 13:30

End date: 05 November 2015 16:30