(Director of the Paris office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation)

Jens Althoff has been director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation's Paris office since 2015. Previously, he worked at the European Parliament in Brussels. From 2006 to 2014, he headed the press and communication department of the German Greens (BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN). He also taught as a lecturer at the Center for Journalism of the Freie Universität Berlin. Jens Althoff studied political science at the University of Tübingen and at Sciences Po Paris and holds a PhD in political science from the Otto Suhr Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin.

(Prefect of the Normandy Region)

Fabienne Buccio is a senior French civil servant. From February 2015 to February 2017, she was prefect of Pas-de-Calais, responsible in particular for the situation created in Calais by the presence of migrants who want to go to England and the constitution of an unsuitable camp of migrants and refugees. In March 2017, she was appointed prefect of the Normandy region.

(Former Prime Minister)

Member of Parliament for the Manche, mayor of Octeville from 1995 to 2000, then of Cherbourg-Octeville from 2001 to 2012, and president of the urban community of Cherbourg, he gave up these mandates in 2012, after his appointment as Minister Delegate for European Affairs in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault. The following year, he became Minister Delegate for the Budget following the resignation of Jérôme Cahuzac. Appointed, on April 2, 2014, Minister of the Interior in the governments Manuel Valls I and II, he was faced with an unprecedented wave of Islamist terrorism that marked France in 2015 and 2016. After the resignation of Manuel Valls, candidate in the Socialist primary, he succeeded him as Prime Minister.

(Head of the International Migration Division at the OECD)

Jean-Christophe Dumont has been the Head of the International Migration Division at the OECD since 2010, overseeing the OECD's annual publication on migration and numerous publications on the economic impact of international migration, as well as on the integration of immigrants and their children in OECD countries. He has also worked on migration and development issues and on the international mobility of health workers.

(Director General of the association France terre d'asile)

He is a graduate of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and holds a degree in philosophy. After working at the European Parliament and directing the Mediterranean Institute of Communication, he has held the position of Director of Cabinet of the President of the Office of International Migration (OMI) and member of the Executive Committee of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), as well as Deputy Secretary General of the association Droit et Démocratie. From 2005 to 2011, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the French Office for Immigration and Integration (Ofii). Since becoming Director General in 1997, he has played a decisive role in the development of the association France terre d'asile, building one of the major organizations in the field of human rights and migrants (900 employees and 75 million euros annual budget). He is a recognized expert in the field of migration.

(Director of Research at INED)

François Héran has held the "Migration and Societies" chair at the Collège de France since January 2018. A demographer and sociologist, he headed the Demographic Surveys and Studies Division of INSEE from 1993 to 1998, before becoming director of the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) from 1999 to 2009. He is the author of national surveys on the choice of spouse, forms of sociability, educational practices, electoral participation, and the dynamics of languages in France. His publications include Parlons immigration en 30 questions (La Documentation française, 2016) and Avec l'immigration: mesurer, débattre, agir (La Découverte, 2017).

(Prefect of Hauts de France)

Senior French civil servant, regional prefect placed in a position of detached service as secretary general of the Ministry of the Interior in June 2014. On January 5, 2015, he was appointed préfet hors cadre and assumed the duties of director of the cabinet of the Minister of the Interior. On April 20, 2016, he was appointed Prefect of the North.

(Demographer and anthropologist)

Demographer, specialist in social and demographic history, director of studies at the INED (National Institute of Demographic Studies), teacher at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), specialist in social history and demography.

(Director General of the French Office of Immigration and Integration)

Didier Leschi is a prefect. He was delegated prefect for equal opportunities to the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis between 2013 and 2016. He has been director general of the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) since January 2016. A former collaborator of Jean-Pierre Chevènement, he was head of the central office for cults at the Ministry of the Interior. He is a specialist in integration and urban policy issues. He is the author with Régis Debray of La laïcité au quotidien, Folio, Gallimard, 2016; and Misères de l'islam de France, Le cerf, 2017.

(President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly)

She is the first vice-president of the Democratic Movement. She was a member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2017 and Secretary General of the European Democratic Party. She was Minister for European Affairs from May to June 2017. Elected last June as a deputy for the 11th constituency of Paris, she is currently president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. She is the author of several books on Europe.

(Former Director of the Asylum Service of Greece)
Maria Stavropoulou was until February 3, 2018 Director of the Asylum Service of Greece, which is the first state agency specializing in the country of adjudicating claims for international protection. Prior to that, Maria Stavropoulou worked with various United Nations agencies, including the UN refugee agency and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has published numerous articles on refugees and displacement issues. Maria Stavropoulou studied law at Harvard Law School, University College London and the University of Athens School of Law.

(President of the Cité de l'Immigration)

French historian, professor at the University of Paris-XIII and Inspector General of National Education since September 2013. His research focuses on the history of Algeria and in particular the Algerian War, and more broadly on the history of the contemporary Maghreb, as well as on the French colonial Empire and immigration in France. He has chaired the Orientation Council of the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration since August 2014.


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