Day One

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU – 17th-19th MAY 2022

Tuesday 17th May 2022

8:30am – Site Visits – Airport / Seaport
9.30am – AU-ECOSOCC / African Young People Support Centre Workshop

1:30pm-2:00pm
MINISTERIAL OPENING AND WELCOME

– Minister of Internal Administration, Portugal
– Senior Representative, Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
– Vasco Malta, Head of Mission, International Organization for Migration Portugal
– Willem Mudde, Vice President Aviation, European Association of Airport & Seaport Police (EAASP)

2:00pm – 3.30pm
OPENING KEYNOTE

– National Directorate, Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) / National Director, Policia de Segurança Publica (PSP) / Commander, Guard Nacional Republicana (GNR), Portugal
– Deputy Executive Director, Operations Directorate, Europol
Migration & Border Security, Improvement on Human Rights – Ambassador Abraham Harrison, Secretary General-Africa, UN–International Human Rights Commission

3:30pm-4:00pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:00pm – 5.30pm
Plenary Session – Latest Threats and Challenges at the Border: Serious Organised Crime – Trafficking & Smuggling

Bad actors are always seeking new ways to circumvent border security systems and outsmart immigration services or customs. In this session, we will look at some of the new challenges and the latest modus operandi that organised criminal groups are utilising for Human Trafficking or smuggling of illicit or counterfeit goods.

– Alvaro Rodriguez Gaya, Head of Operational Coordination (EUROPOL-EMSC) and EMPACT Support Manager, EUROPOL

– Inspector Edite Fernandes, Investigation Directorate, SEF, Portugal

THB and Smuggling in the Balkans – Sashko Kocev, Director, Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI)

Smuggled through the Net: Responding to smuggling as a service online – Sophie Kenneally, Researcher and Project Manager, Agenfor International Foundation

– Carlos Dettleff Beros, General Director for Borders, The National Department of State Borders and Boundaries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile*