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Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue to hold pre-summit events in November & December

Why pre-Summit events?

The Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue (TMDD) is a transatlantic network of diverse migrant and refugee leaders. They work to strengthen democracies by collectively building powerful movements and communities.

The International Democracy Summit is TMDD’s main annual activity, bringing together dozens of leaders living in Europe and the US, but coming from around the world to facilitate mutual learning between leaders about innovative, successful and sustainable methods and to design and support joint actions.

However, taking into account the COVID situation, the next TMDD Summit was planned to be at the end of 2021 but has been postponed to 2022.

Therefore, these pre-Summit events are aimed at being a warming for the TMDD alumni before the next Summit and a way to see which the needs of the alumni are, and to get to know the Support Group Network, the next TMDD Summit host.

The Support Group Network (SGN) Event

30th November, 17:00 – 20:00 CET

The Support Group Network (SGN) event will be the first of these pre-Summit events, and it will happen on the 30th November 2021. The event will consist of an introduction of SGN for the TMDD alumni, in which the organisation will make a presentation about its projects, objectives, their successes and issues to improve in Sweden, as well as how they have faced the problems aroused by COVID.


  • 17:00-17:15 Welcoming and Introduction
  • 17:15-18:00 Adnan Abdul Ghani, speaker on Empowerment and Self-organization Strategies for Better Migrant Representation
  • 18:10-18:55 Eman Albohtori, speaker on SGN Communication Strategies before, under and after the Pandemic
  • 19:05-19:50 Bilal Almobarak, speaker on Strategic Collaborations with Universities for Higher Education Inclusion
  • 19:50-20:00 Closing Statements

Future Frequency Workshop

1st December, 16:00 – 19:00 CET

Futures Frequency is a three-hour workshop method that combines future-oriented thinking with change-making. The core of the three-step method involves challenging assumptions about the future, imagining preferred futures and making them a reality.

This workshop will be about strategic communications, being the focus on “Narratives of Migration”. All this is organised and delivered by Melis Ari, TMDD leader based in Finland.

About the Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue (TMDD)

TMDD is a transatlantic network of diverse migrant and refugee leaders. We work to strengthen democracies by collectively building powerful movements and communities across Europe and the US.

Learn more about TMDD.

About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.

Learn more about the Migration Policy Group.

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