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In Athens, 23-24 February 2023, the 2nd European Conference on Border Management  

The 2nd European Conference on Border Management will take place in Athens, Greece, on 23th-24th of February 2023. 

Ministers and Deputy Ministers of EU Member States and European Economic Area countries, European Commissioners and Heads of European Agencies such as Frontex and Europol will attend the Conference.  

Participants will exchange views on measures, instruments as well as capacities and policies, including those on returns, relating to existing and future challenges on the management of EU borders. 

On Thursday, February 23rd, the Minister of Migration and Asylum, Mr. Notis Mitarachi will deliver his opening remarks (on camera) at the working dinner of the Conference, while the Vice-President of the European Commission, and Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life, Mr. Margaritis Schinas, will also deliver his remarks (on camera).  

On Friday, February 24th, during the working session, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms. Ylva Johansson, will deliver her remarks (on camera).   

The representatives of the Conference organising countries (Greece, Austria, Lithuania, Poland) will hold a press conference on Friday the 24th (12:00-13:00). Interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.  

The Conference is funded by the European Union’s Migration and Home Affairs Funds.   

The Conference proceedings, dinner and press conference will take place within the premises of the “Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens”, but in different rooms (see detailed programme below).   

For any clarification you can send an e-mail to or call 2132128413, 6982492088, 6942657485, before, during and until the end of the Conference.     
The 2nd European Conference on Border Management will be broadcast live from the official Facebook Page of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum ( 

 Programme of the 2nd European Border Management Conference   

“Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens”   

Thursday, 23 February 2023  

  • 19:30 – 20:30 Welcome reception 
  • 20:30 – 22:00 Working Dinner  

Keynote speech (on camera): Notis Mitarachi, Minister of Migration and Asylum  

Remarks (on camera): Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life  

Friday, 24 February 2023  

  • 09:15 – 09.30 Family Photograph 
  • 09:30 – 12:00 Workshop   

Introductory remarks: Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs  

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Joint Statements / Press Conference in the working language (English), interpretation will be provided (English, French, German, Greek, Spanish and Italian)  
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Lunch   
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Press Conference by the Minister of Migration and Asylum, Mr. Notis Mitarachi, in Greek 
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