Márton Ugrósdy, IFAT’s deputy director for strategy took part at the CEPA Forum, which was held on September 21-22, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Márton spoke at the panel titled „Migration and Security: US and European Perspectives”. In his intervention, Márton underlined that national sovereignty includes the question that who gets through a national border and who does not. He also highlighted the difference between refugees, who are – under the Geneva Conventions – are entitled to a certain protection if the proper conditions are met and economic migrants, whose status is not regulated in international law. The Forum also provided an opportunity to discuss possible ways for cooperation between IFAT and CEPA, which is the most influential think tank in Washington specializing in Central and Eastern European affairs. Márton’s appearance was party supported by the Hungary Initiatives Foundation.