Event: Myanmar after February 2021 coup – Drafting a Roadmap for the EU and the International Community

Location: Room 6Q2, European Parliament, Brussels (Hybrid event)
Date and time: Friday, 9th December 2022, 9.00-12.30
Organisers: International Parliamentary Inquiry into the global response to the crisis in Myanmar
and European Parliament in ASEAN.

The military coup in Myanmar since 1st February 2021 demands new thinking, renewed commitment and a clear and coordinated strategy from the international community. This Round Table discussion aims to bring together a number of relevant actors and provide insight to the question of how the international community should focus its efforts to best support restoration of democracy, and respect of human rights in Myanmar. Special focus in this discussion will be on how the EU can best play a role in this process.

The Final Report of the International Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on Myanmar (IPI), published in November will provide a basis and background for the discussions. Focus will be on the role of the EU and Member States in playing their role in a coordinated global response to isolate the military junta, support the pro-democracy forces, and enabling the delivery of humanitarian assistance.


Welcome & Opening

Heidi Hautala, MEP, EP Vice-President, Chair of the IPI Committee

Setting the scene

Charles Santiago, Chair of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, Former MP for Malaysia

Panel I – Opposition to the State Administration Council and Prospects for Democracy

Aung Myo Min, Minister for Human Rights, National Unity Government

Aye Mya Mya Myo, Myanmar Women Parliamentarians Network

Kyaw Win, Burma Human Rights Network

Mratt Kyaw Thu, Journalist from Rakhine State

Moe Thuzar, Myanmar Studies Programme coordinator, ISEAS

Nyein Chan May, German Solidarity with Myanmar Democracy

coffee break

Panel II – The Vision for Federalism in Myanmar context

Michael Lidauer, independent researcher

Hkanpa Sadan, Kachin National Organization

Harn Yawnghwe, Executive Director, Euro-Burma Office

Tun Khin, Burmese Rohingya Organisation

Marcus Brand, Myanmar Country Director, International IDEA

Concluding remarks

Vice-President Heidi Hautala, MEP, Chair of the IPI Committee