|Eva Schultz, DG Home Affairs, European Commission|
|Anna Platonova, Project Manager, Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts, International Organization for Migration|
|Patrick Taran, Senior Migration Specialist, International Labour Organisation|
|Anna Ludwinek, CLIP Project, EUROFOUND|
|Prof. Ruth Ferrero Turrion, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense of Madrid|
|Prof. Gudrun Biffl, Head, Department of Migration and Globalisation, Danube University Krems, Austria|
Over the last few decades international migration and globalisation has influenced the public policy agenda across Europe and the wider world. In Europe alone there has been a steady increase in the flow of resident immigrants, with the European Commission putting the number at approximately 18.5m, or nearly 4% of the EU’s total population.
These figures clearly demonstrate that the EU is one of the foremost migration destinations globally, and this is without considering second and third generation migrants born in Europe. The complexities of migration and integration, and its impact on the economic and public policy of individual member states, as well as the EU as a whole, need to be approached in a more joined-up and sustainable manner.
Establishing a coherent European migration and integration policy framework is a complex and ongoing process, requiring greater regularisation with regards to reunification policy, national quotas, political asylum seekers and the nationalisation of long term residents. Empowering communities, NGOs and relevant agencies at national and regional level, as well as fostering discussion and cultural exchange, should all be steps towards the creation of a successful and sustainable platform for integrating non-EU nationals into the European community.
In order to achieve a successful integration framework for migrants it is necessary to establish shared forums for the discussion and exchange of best practices, as well as building strategic alliances between governments, social researchers, the media and civil societies, so as to provide a continuous intercultural dialogue aimed at improving and stimulating living conditions in all local areas.
The Centre for Parliamentary studies in cooperation with Public Policy Exchange is proud to continue its migration platform for discussion and exchange of good practices. We welcome the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders. The Symposium will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate.
|09:00||Registration and Morning Refreshments|
Co - chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Tugba Basaran, Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations and Convener of the Master in International Development, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent c/o
Richard Lewis, Migration and Diversity Specialist, The Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (confirmed)
Panel Session One:
Economic Integration of Non-EU Nationals
Anna Platonova, Project Manager, Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts, International Organization for Migration (confirmed)
|10:30||First Round of Discussions|
|11:00||Morning Coffee Break|
Panel Session Two:
Integration and Migration of Non-EU Nationals – Lessons Learned and Good Practices
Eva Schultz, DG Home Affairs, European Commission (confirmed)
Dr. Alessia Di Pascale, Faculty of Law, University of Milan (confirmed)
|12:00||Second Round of Discussions|
Panel Session Three:
Best Practices in Integrating Migrants in the European Labour Market at National and Local Levels
Patrick Taran, Senior Migration Specialist, International Labour Organisation (confirmed)
Anna Ludwinek, CLIP Project, EUROFOUND (confirmed)
|14:10||Third Round of Discussions|
|14:40||Afternoon Coffee Break|
Panel Session Four:
Towards New Concepts with Comprehensive Information and Monitoring Tools on Migration and Integration
Prof. Ruth Ferrero Turrion, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense of Madrid (confirmed)
Prof. Gudrun Biffl, Head, Department of Migration and Globalisation, Danube University Krems, Austria (confirmed)
|15:35||Fourth Round of Discussions|
|16:05||Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks|
|16:10||Networking Reception and Refreshments|