On May 25 EMN Estonia national conference “Activating the TPD – Retrospect and Ways Forward” will take place.
The full-scale aggression against Ukraine has led to the largest movement of refugees since the World War II. According to UNHCR Operational Data Portal, as of 7th March 2023, 4 890 639 refugees from Ukraine have registered for temporary protection or similar national protection schemes in Europe. As a landmark decision, on 4th of March 2022, the Council of the EU unanimously activated the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) and Member States have since either activated the TPD or applied similar schemes to provide war refugees security and social guarantees such as the right to education, employment, medical care and emergency assistance.
As more than a year has passed since activating the TPD, the conference focuses on experiences of the Member States and host societies regarding the TPD as well as on long-term scenarios and ways forward.
The conference will be held in Estonian and English and you can register for it here.