Search and Rescue in the Central Mediterranean: Perspectives from Civil Society

Berlin, Germany

This Expert Roundtable on Search and Rescue in the Central Mediterranean is organised by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The event will begin with opening statements by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Director General of IOM. A panel discussion will be held, followed by working group tables on Coordination, Europe, NGO-Vessels, and Humanitarian Space.

Roberto Forin, Head of MMC Europe, will moderate the NGO-Vessels working table to identify specific challenges regarding SAR NGO-Vessels and their operations, develop approaches for better cooperation and understanding, and devise a possible civil society contribution to the SAR Contact Group.

Roberto Forin will also moderate the event’s final session on presentations of participants’ findings and closing statements.