On conferences: The European refugee situation and the role of civil society

Norsk Folkehjelp hosted a conference on The European Refugee Situation and the Role of Civil Society on 8 December.

The presentations themselves were interesting, but the most memorable point was a brief exchange during a question from the audience: After Vigdis Vevstad’s presentation situating the current legal (and, to some degree, political) situation, a woman (who sadly didn’t introduce herself) expressed great surprise at the recent changes to the Norwegian immigration law: at how quickly, and quietly from all corners of society!, the changes were adopted. They went as far as to guess that this was the quickest change in Norwegian law since WWII. Whether true or not, I’m certainly curious to dig a bit deeper there.