Antonio Vitorino

Director General of IOM (International Organisation of Migrations)

António Manuel De Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino served as European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, from 1999 to 2004. Prior to joining the European Commission, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal. He has been member of the European Parliament, where he chaired the Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs Committee in charge of Migration, Asylum, Justice and Fundamental Rights. He served as Judge of the Portuguese Constitutional Court, and was Professor at the Lisbon Law School and Lisbon Nova University. He was President of Notre Europe/Jacques Delors Institute in Paris (2011-2016), Board member of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, D.C. (2005-2013) and chaired the New York based Advisory Board of the International Migration Initiative. Mr Vitorino was Commissioner of the Gulbenkian Foundation Forum on Migration and the Civil Society Platform for the Integration of Migrants. Currently he is a member of the Washington D.C. based Transatlantic Council on Migration (since 2007). 

5.15 pm - 7 pm

Friday 25th Feb

Session IV: Migrations across Mediterranean shores

Moderated by Carlo Bonini (la Repubblica)

How cities can help defining new migration policies and cooperate for effective actions on fundamental human rights protection.

5.15 pm: Keynote speech by Marco Minniti, President of MedOr Foundation

5.25 pm: Keynote speech by Antonio Vitorino, Director General of IOM (International Organisation of Migrations) (in streaming)

5.35 pm: Keynote speech by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugee (in streaming)

5.45 pm – 7 pm: “Urban dialogues”, Mayors’ open talk session

During this session mayors will be invited to discuss the topics addressed by the keynote speakers to debate priorities and share possible solutions.