From the Sea to the City: Creating concrete Corridors of Solidarity

29th of October 2020 – 17h CET

While rescue organizations try to improve their coordination on a daily operational level at sea, a wide spectrum of civil society actors push and lobby for relocation and evacuation of refugees and migrants to welcoming cities. Against the background of an escalated EU border regime, the idea of corridors of solidarity is a practice and a vision at the same time.

In this online panel we want to re-discuss with members of various networks, cities and organizations about their experiences and limits, about their challenges and perspectives in their struggles for an open Europe and for the right to move in safe passages.

With the participation of: 

  • Maurice Stierl, WatchTheMed Alarm Phone 
  • Federica Brizi – Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy – Reception System and Humanitarian Corridors Manager 
  • Filippo Furri – Member of Migreurop and researcher on “solidarity cities”
  • Eleonora de Majo (City Councillor for Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Naples) and Monica Buonanno (City Councillor for Social Policy and Labour of the Municipality of Naples)
  • Rikko Voorberg, Let`s them bring here, Netherlands

Moderation by Hagen Kopp, No one is illegal and member of From the Sea to the City

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Online Panel 3 – “Creating Concrete Corridors of Solidarity”


After the launch of our initiative on the 20th of June, 2020, we invite mayors, city representatives, European civil society actors, search and rescue NGOs and representatives of the European institutions to join us in the second online session of “From the Sea to the City”.

This online panel is part of the series of online panels organised by the Consortium “From the Sea to the City” that will take place throughout 2020 to present and promote our demands.

With this series of monthly online panels, we want to join forces to reimagine the European stance on migration with cities and human rights at the center. In each panel we will present and discuss the 5 demands that are at the forefront of our campaign.