The 6th meeting of the EUROPEAN MIGRATION FORUM

From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management

Virtual event via Swapcard, 27-28 October 2021

The deadline for applications has been extended: 3 September 2021
Mandatory fields are marked with an *
Disclaimer: this open call refers only to the 6th meeting of the European Migration Forum (EMF). Organisations that are selected to participate in the October 2021 meeting will not automatically be given the right to participate in future meetings. 

1. A) Organisation
Name of organisation: *
Postal address: *
Other, please specify
Date of registration of your organisation:*
Registration no:*
Registered with the following authority:*
Scanned copy of the registration certificate of your organisation in your country.*
Membership of any other organisation:

B) Contact person
First name:*
Last name:*
Telephone number:*

2. Is your organisation a migrant-run organisation?
If yes, please explain:

3. Type of organisation:*
Other, please specify

4. Your organisation is (please select only one of the following options) *
An EU network/platform/umbrella organisation (If so, please specify how many member organisations you represent, and from how many EU Member states:

5. What is the main focus of the organisation you are representing?*
Other, please specify

6. Please describe the main activities of your organisation and its mandate/mission. Additionally, you may provide links to/examples of reports of activity or other evidence (e.g. webpage, annual reporting, Facebook postings, awards received, etc.) [max. 1500 characters]*

7. Please provide evidence of your organisation's expertise and experience on at least two of the topics below. Please be specific and mention the relevant research/publication/conferences/projects/practical activities that your organisation has been involved in within the last 24 months. [max. 500 characters per topic]

7.1 Workshop topic 1: Exchanging on legal pathways to protection and in particular community sponsorships
7.2 Workshop topic 2: The contribution of migrants towards the recovery
7.3 Workshop topic 3: Access to education for migrant children
7.4 Workshop topic 4: Addressing the digital divide and digital disadvantage of migrants

8. Why are you interested in and what do you hope to get out of the European Migration Forum? [max. 400 characters]*
9. The Forum will be an interactive event, requiring everyone's active participation. In what way do you expect to contribute? (max. 400 characters)*
10. If selected to participate, your organisation will be invited to appoint one representative to attend the Forum. The workshops are held in English. Other plenary sessions are interpreted from/into English (EN), French (FR), German (DE),  Spanish (ES), Portuguese (PT) and Italian (IT). Please indicate ALL languages this person is able to work in (listening and speaking). 

11. The organisers are interested to involve some organisations in the preparation of the event: in the preparation of a workshop, in leading discussions or in reporting results back to the plenary. Would you be available and interested in contributing to such preparations?
12. During the Forum, it will be possible for a limited number of organisations to present their projects and initiatives at the virtual Marketplace. Do you wish to present your project (selection will be made by the organisers)?

By submitting this application, I confirm that the information provided is accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge.*

When you have finished registering you will receive an e-mail as confirmation of submission. The results of the selection of participants will be communicated by mid-September 2021.

For questions you may send an e-mail to

Privacy statement:

6th European Migration Forum

The 6th European Migration Forum is a public event organised jointly by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission (EC).

Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is as the data controller in charge of the processing of personal data. The service responsible for processing your personal data on behalf of the controller is the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC),

  1. What is the purpose of the processing?

Collected data are used to select organisations to be invited to participate in the 6th European Migration Forum. The EESC will compile a list of participants, containing name and function of the contact person, country of residence and organisation he/she works, which may be shared with the EC for the practical preparation of the event.

  1. What is the legal basis for the processing?

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 applies to the processing of your personal data collected for the organisation and management of this public hearing. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Article 5(a) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in a Union institution or body. The EESC exercises its tasks as set out in Articles 300-304 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Further details concerning the purpose of this event are set out in the invitation.

  1. What personal data are processed?

The following data are collected and processed: name and function of the contact person, contact email and phone number, name, address; name and address of the organisation, date of registration,

registration number and the registering authority. Answers to the open question regarding the potential participant's expectations concerning the event.

  1. Who are the recipients or categories of recipients of your personal data?

The recipients of your data will be the EESC staff in charge of the organisation, management and follow-up of this event. The EC will have access to the personal data as mentioned above.

Under certain conditions defined in law, we may disclose your information to third parties (such as the European Anti-Fraud Office, the Court of Auditors or law enforcement authorities) if it is necessary and proportionate for lawful, specific purposes.

We will never share your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

We use social media to provide information about and promote events through widely-used channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. The use of social media does not in any way imply endorsement of their privacy policies. In the event that one or more social media are unavailable, we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to their downtime. We recommend that users read the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube privacy policies. Each company explains its policy of data collection and processing, its use of data, user rights and the ways in which users can protect their privacy when using these services.

  1. How can you exercise your rights?

You have the right to request access to your personal data. You also have the right to request rectification or erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that withdrawal of consent will not have retroactive effect (processing of your personal data based on your consent before withdrawal is lawful up to the moment when you withdraw your consent).

Where applicable, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. Where applicable, you have the right to receive your personal data provided to the controller or to have your personal data transmitted directly to another controller (data portability).

You can direct your queries to The query will be dealt with within 15 working days.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor ( if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data.

  1. How long are your personal data kept for?

The data provided in response to the open questions (expectations of the potential participant) will be stored for no more than one year. Other data are kept as long as follow-up actions to the meeting are necessary with regard to the purpose(s) of the processing of personal data as well as for the meeting and its related management. For more information please consult section 8 of Dynamics privacy statement.

If you wish to delete these data at any time after you have given your consent, please contact us at and we will do so within 15 working days upon receipt of your request or after the latest correspondence with you about your request.

  1. Are your personal data transferred to a third country (non-EU Member State) or international organisation?

Your personal data will not be transferred to a non-EU member state and/or international organisation.

  1. Are personal data collected used for automated decision-making, including profiling?

The EESC will not use your personal data to make automated decisions about you. "Automated decisions" are defined as decisions made without human intervention. You have the right to opt out of automated processing at any time and to require that decisions be assessed by a person.

  1. Will your personal data be further processed for a purpose other than that for which the data were obtained?

Your personal data will not be further processed for a different purpose than the ones mentioned above.

  1. Who can you contact if you have queries or complaints?

If you have any further questions about the processing of your personal data, please contact the unit in charge of the processing of your personal data: Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC),

You may also contact the Data Protection Officer of the EESC ( and/or the European Data Protection Supervisor ( at any time.