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Public debate: Migrations and the right to family reunification

27. 6. 13
This video is an edited record of the public debate “Migrations and the right to family reunification” which took place on 17 June 2013 in Ljubljana. This public event was organized by Ljubljana based NGOs Peace Institute and Slovenian Philanthropy in collaboration with the Festival of migrant film. Family reunification is the second most common reason for migrants to come to Slovenia (about a quarter of all temporary residence permits issued to third-country nationals) right after finding employment. Slovenian Ministry of the Interior has recently announced some important changes to the regulation of these issues in the International Protection Act and the Aliens Act, proposing to narrow the circle of recognized family members.

Speakers were:
  • Aida Hadžiahmetović, a fellow of Slovenian Philanthropy
  • Nataša Potočnik, head of the Department for migration policy and legislation, Migration and integration directorate of the Ministry of the Interior
  • Ognjen Radivojević, a member of Serbian cultural center Danilo Kiš
  • Simona Zavratnik, researcher and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Debate was moderated by Franci Zlatar, head of the program Migrations of Slovenian Philanthropy.

The video has been produced within the project Migration to the Centre supported by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and the International Visegrad Fund.

The video reflects the views only of the speakers, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


The project has been generously supported by the European Commission The "Europe for citizens" programme, International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Funded by the Europe for
Citizens Programme
of the European Union
Visegrad Fund. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Daniela Pěničková, project coordinator
Phone: (+420) 296 325 345, E-mail:

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