The European Union: From refugee crisis to migration management

  • Posted on: 13 July 2017
  • By: BetteBenson
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Registration: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With refugees present in nearly all countries throughout the world, it is the shared responsibility of all nations to enact change. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Renate Hahlen, the Minister Counselor of Development at the European Union Mission to the United States for her discussion of The European Union: From refugee crisis to migration management to learn how the European Union is taking action on the refugee crisis.

Space is limited, RSVP here.

Renate Hahlen is a European Union (EU) official, on post as Minister Counsellor (Development) at the EU Delegation Washington D.C. She is responsible for the EU development and cooperation relations with the US administration, the World Bank Group, the IMF and the Inter-American Development Bank. She represents the EU in an international commodity body, i.e. the International Cotton Advisory Body, headquartered in Washington D.C..

She joined the European Commission in 1996 and has extended experience in EU external action and development policy. In 2013-14 she managed the unit Aid and Development Effectiveness and Financing of the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development. Before, she steered the relations and coordination between the European Commission and the EU Member States as development assistance providers. As a specialist in development finance and aid and development effectiveness she closely followed relevant multilateral processes (UN, OECD).

Previously she worked on the EU relations with Algeria, Jordan, Vietnam and Laos and held posts in the German federal administration related to international and bilateral debt initiatives for developing countries and on EU related issues.

Ms Hahlen studied in Germany, Switzerland and Turkey, graduated in law and holds a PhD in international private and comparative law (Freiburg University,Germany). She is a mother of two grown-up sons.


If this event is filled please sign up for the waitlist as we may be able to open space for waitlisted people to attend closer to the event.


Contact Emily Beltmann-Swenson, MINN Program Chair, at with any questions.

This event is co-sponsored by MINN, American Refugee Committee and Global Minnesota.