To mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement, the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute has decided to bring together a number of policy makers and scholars for a High Level Policy Dialogue in Florence on the 18th February. The event will seek to examine the implementation of the Guiding Principles and discuss future efforts to address and prevent internal displacement. To identify best practices that could form the basis for future action, and in line with objectives under the GP20 Plan of Action, the event aims to foster the exchange of ideas and strategies between high level experts at both the international and the national levels and at the crossroads between research and practice.
Bina Desai, our head of policy and research, will join the "Framing Internal Displacement" panel on Monday 18 February to discuss how to frame and make the case for acknowledging and addressing internal displacement, particularly to national actors. Doing so is a crucial part of achieving effective solutions to displacement, preventing new displacement and attracting the necessary resources and investments.
More information on the event is available here.