Palermo Hearing

Theme of PPT Hearing Palermo

Migratory flows in the Mediterranean, neighbourhood policy of Europe including externalization of borders, as well as the criminalization of solidarity.

Hearing in Palermo was on December, 18-20 2017, which was supported by 93 organisations and networks from Italy. Hearing was inspiring especially with the testimonies of both migrants and refugees as well as ‘expert’ witnesses; it brought together a broad convergence of organisations from different parts of Italy and Europe and established a very strong critique of the EU policy of ‘push-back’ and necropolitics on the Mediterranean. Specially on the bilateral agreements between countries and the externalization of borders, as well as the criminalization of solidarity.