National EMN Conference Austria: “The Establishment of Identity in the Migration Process”

Organizer: National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network

2 May 2016, Vienna (Austria)

The establishment of identity of migrants is of fundamental importance both in the national and in the international context. The decision-making of the competent authorities is based to a large extent on information about the identity of the respective person. The methods applied to obtain information range from medical examinations and interviews to the comparison of finger prints and language analysis to determine the origin of those persons.

Against this background, the Country Office for Austria of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in its role as National Contact Point in the European Migration Network (EMN) organized a conference on the establishment of identity in the migration process on 2 May 2016.

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welcome note and opening
– Hilbert Karl, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria
– Julia Rutz, IOM Country Office for Vienna

Introductory Presentation: The Establishment of Identity in the Migration Process
– Dario Vaschetto, European Commission (Presentation)

Panel 1: Practice and international cooperation
– Vegard Pettersen, Norwegian ID-Centre (Presentation)
– Robert Klamer, Royal Marechaussee Schiphol Airport
– MNino Hartl, Federal Ministry of Immigration and Asylum (Presentation)

Panel 2: Age assessment
– Eivind Hoffmann, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and Norwegian ID Centre (Presentation)
– DDr. Ernst Rudolf, medical expert (Presentation)
– Mag. Mayra Mayr-Eduardoff, MSc, Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University (Presentation)
– Thomas N. Dunning, Principal Social Worker, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital (Presentation)

Summary and conclusions
– Katerina Kratzmann, IOM Country Office for Austria