European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI’s Round Table in Portugal
Lisbon, Wednesday 26 February 2003
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:15

OPENING

 

Opening Address

Welcome and introductory statements by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI and by the Moderator of the morning session of the Round Table Mr Henrique NASCIMENTO RODRIGUES, Provedor de Justiça

9:15 – 10:15 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON PORTUGAL

9:15 – 9:30

Introduction to ECRI’s work

by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

9:30 – 9:45

Conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Portugal

by Mr Roger LINSTER, member of ECRI

9:45 – 10:15

Discussion: open to the floor

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 THEME II – IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM – THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

10:30 – 10:40

Implementing the National Plan for Immigration – the role of the

High Commissioner for Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities,

by Mr Rui MARQUES, Deputy High Commissioner for Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities

10:40 – 10:50

Cooperation between the Portuguese Council for Refugees and public authorities on immigration and asylum issues,

by Ms Maria Teresa TITO de MORAIS MENDES, President of the Portuguese Council for Refugees

10:50 – 11:00

Practical initiatives for the integration of immigrants and ethnic minorities at the local level,

by Ms Helena LOPES da COSTA, President of the Municipal Council for Immigrants and Ethnic minorities of Lisbon

11:00 – 11:10

The role of the media in fighting racism and intolerance,

by Prof. Estrela SERRANO, Media Ombudsman, Diario de Noticias

11:10 – 12:30

Discussion: open to the floor

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch break

2:00 – 3:30 THEME III – THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY – IMPLEMENTING ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

2:00 – 2:15

ECRI’s general policy recommendation No.7 on national legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination,

by Ms Isil GACHET, Executive Secretary to ECRI

2:15 – 2:30

Recent developments in the field of anti-discrimination legislation in Portugal,

by Prof. Maria Tereza BELEZA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

2:30 – 2:45

The work and functioning of the Commission for Equality and against Racial Discrimination,

by Mr José LEITÃO, former President of the Commission for Equality and against Racial Discrimination

2:45 – 3:45

Discussion: open to the floor

3:45 – 4:00

Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:15 THEME IV – ROMA/ GYPSIES – GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR BETTER

4:00 – 4:10

Practical initiatives in the field of education for Roma children,

by Mr PONCES de CARVALHO, President of the Intercultural Secretariat Portugal

4:10 – 4:30

The situation of Roma/ Gypsies in Portugal,

by Mr José FALCÃO, SOS Racismo and

by Mr Bruno GONÇALVES, Social-Cultural Mediator

4:30 – 5:30

Discussion: open to the floor

5:30 – 6:00

Conclusions of the Round Table

 

Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator of the afternoon session of the Round Table Mr Fernando FERREIRA RAMOS, member of ECRI

* subject to confirmation