Military, teachers, and students to discuss the reflections of the immigration

MIL OSI-C. Region: English/Latin America –

Source: Republic of Brazil news

Brasilia, 27/09/2018 – The context of immigration has changed rapidly in recent years and in a global way. Although the facts are recurring, the countries that receive or have received large flows of immigrants, still have difficulties to set policies for these situations. In order to discuss the matter, the Superior School of War (ESG), campus Brasília, promoted on Wednesday (26), the seminar Prospects of the European Union and Brazil on immigration.

The event began with the ambassador of the European Union in Brazil, João Gomes Cravinho, and the commander of the campus Brasilia, general Wilson Lauria

In the opening, the commander of the school in Brasilia, general Wilson Lauria, pointed out that the discussion was a unique opportunity because of the issue of migration existing in Brazil today. “For a long time we stayed away from that theme, but we are living the phenomenon in our northern border. And this matters to us because it brings reflections to our national interests”, pointed out.

Still at the beginning of the event, the ambassador of the European Union in Brazil, João Gomes Cravinho, addressed the similarities, differences and difficulties of migration flows between the countries. For him, it is necessary to work together as interested to deepen the subject of defence in Brazil. “The starting point for the joint work between brazilian and european are the shared principles, as well as the humanitarian, the defense of multilateralism and human rights, for example”, he claimed.

According to the ambassador, the migration crisis in Europe, which began in 2014, taught the countries, what worked, what were the good practices and what went wrong. Currently, the flow has declined 97%, he said. John Gomes stressed on the importance of multilateral character, especially in this theme. “For us, it is very important to the dialog. Today, in Brazil, is in the state of Roraima, five years from now I have no idea where it will be, but I’m sure that somewhere,” he said.

João Gomes Cravinho stressed the importance of the global debate on the theme of immigration


To give you an idea of what has occurred in Europe, professor PhD of the European Union Institute for Security Studies Roderick Parkes, showed the political background of the crisis of 2014, the during and the after. At the time, there were three migratory flows very expressive. “It was difficult. It was a subject that we thought were one way and, when it came, was totally different. We saw the need to rethink our foreign policy, we have taken a step backwards”, he claimed. According to him, one of the main effects that the crisis caused in society was the issue of security. Mainly, due to the terrorists infiltrated in the demand for migrants.

About the migration policy of Brazil, professor and scientific coordinator of the Observatory of International Migration (OBmigra), Leonardo Cavalcanti pointed out that it is difficult to create a migration policy, as it has multiplicities. “There are many proposals, but no one country can have a model of how to deal with the situation, because there is no way. It is a phenomenon difficult,” he said. In respect of the immigrants in venezuela, the professor stated that the number of people that it has come is not great for Brazil, but, yes, to Roraima, which does not have the structure to behave herself.

The event had the participation of students of the University of Brasilia (UnB) and Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB)

By Julia Fields

Photos: Tereza Sobreira/MD

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