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Governing on Openness, discussing on asylum seeking: protagonists, procedures, promises

#migrants, refugees (5:00)
Understanding the (blurred) distinctions between migrants, refugees as transnational bodies. The existing criteria (ex. Geneva Convention, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_relating_to_the_Status_of_Refugees) used to assign a refugee status should derive from the «benefit of the doubt» for the applicant. This applies to NGOs and other actors working on the field.

#asylum services (15:00)
New Asylum Service in Greece in which police is no more responsible to examine asylum claims, partly responding to previous situation (http://www.euractiv.fr/justice/la-grece-maltraite-les-refugies-news-531719). Many cases are pending, roles are complex (civil servants, services, lawyers, NGOs activists).

#transnational, networked, bodies (16:30)
Transnational, networked, bodies at the time of their departure, during the trip, when arriving at a destination, while trying to reach their next destination

#reconnecting refugees families (20:10)
Family reunification through legal procedures (Dublin II Regulation), often DNA tests and internet networking. Story of a woman from Eritrea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea), the unthought family.
Also (54:00) the moment that makes it, all, worth it

#interests and capabilities (31:00)
Transnational, networked, bodies with desires, interests and skills

#translating (36:00)
«The Tigrinya paradigm» (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigrinya_language), imagining new translation services for asylum seekers. More on Mignet Digital Platform: Translating and Networking (http://mignetplatform.eu/), and the indeterminacy of translation (http://www.mignetproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/MIGNET_D13.pdf)

#opengov consultation (41:30)
Practices of informal consultation on law drafting with civil society.
New draft law on Code of Migration (http://www.opengov.gr/ypes/?p=1943) which was open for online public consulation.

#gender in asylum seeking (46:30)
Gender discriminations and gender as tactics (?).
Gender identity for refugee status more encouraged (www.humanrightsfirst.org/2012/11/07/unhcr-issues-new-guidelines-on-claims-to-refugee-status-based-on-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity/)

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