International Conference, 4-5 February 2016, Brussels
The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission organises a two-day conference to explore and demonstrate how European research can support policy makers in designing effective and sustainable migration policies. To this end, past and current research on migration -including on integration, circular migration, migration and development, data and statistical modelling- will be presented and debated from a policy perspective.
- Agenda 524 KB
Conference Report - Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research
The Conference Report summarises the main discussions and conclusions of the conference, identifies immediate and long-term research needs and provides recommendations for policy making.
- R. King: Migration: Facing Realities and Maximising Opportunities 543 KB
- A. Savary 197 KB
- B. Anderson 244 KB
- A. Lulle: How could research have better anticipated the current migration crisis? 332 KB
- F. Heran: Looking forward: future migration trends and research needs for Europe 1.0 MB
- F. Soda: Looking forward: future migration trends and research needs for Europe 516 KB
- S. Carrera: Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge - The Role of Social Sciences Research 390 KB
- E. Macleod: UNHCR Jordan Cash Assistance Programme: Delivery against needs, innovation and the future of assistance 459 KB
- E. Macleod: Research and innovation - refugee situations 263 KB
- M. Malek: 1 Million refugees… 1 Million brains 12.7 MB
- H. Alhamada 173 KB
- S. Al Darra: Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research 1.3 MB
- A. Roman: Research institutions and organisations: the way forward to integration of refugee researchers 1.2 MB
- R. Pozzo: Research institutions and organisations: the way forward to integration of refugee researchers 196 KB
- B. Szigeti: Labour market access of Researchers as humanitarian migrants 214 KB
- M. Kosmidis: “Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge – The Role of Research” Labour Market Access for TCN Researchers – Refugee aspect in Greece 206 KB
- C. Bachmann: Chance for Science 1.5 MB
- A. Schmauder: Higher Education for Refugees - Mapping Opportunities in Germany (and beyond?) 794 KB
- E. Dall: Science in Asylum 843 KB
- M. Hardman: Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research Show-casing initiatives from across Europe 736 KB
- B. Richter 194 KB
- R. Penninx: Challenges and opportunities of migrants’ integration in the light of recent flows 413 KB
- P. Huber: Labor market impacts of migration and fiscal outcomes 344 KB
- A. Triandafyllidou: Socio-Cultural Challenges of Migrant Integration 273 KB
- G. DAmato: Politicisation of Migration in Europe 594 KB
- M. Georgiou: Why do communication technologies matter? 1.2 MB
- A. Veizis: Migration and Health... Medical and humanitarian assistance for people on the move, MSF experience and challenges 5.9 MB
- M. Nørredam: Migration and health: Organising access to EU health care systems for migrants 2.6 MB
- A. Geddes: Climate Change and Migration: Overview of the Scientific Evidence 2.1 MB
- I. Boas; Climate change and migration: the case of Syria – speech 286 KB
- I. Boas (2): Climate Change and Migration: the case of Syria – presentation 1.4 MB
- C. Boswell 4 Feb: Conclusions, first day 344 KB
- C. Boswell 5 Feb: Conclusions, second day 347 KB
Findings from social sciences and economic research will feature at the conference alongside short- to long-term health care needs of migrants as well as the link between climate change and current and future migratory processes. The identification of future research needs, both immediate and long-term, will be a cross cutting theme throughout the conference. The Science4Refugees initiative, designed to identify and provide opportunities for refugees with scientific qualifications within the European Research Area, will also be presented at the conference.
Participants will comprise leading researchers in the field of migration, including many coordinators from EU funded research projects, EU and national policy makers as well as other relevant stakeholders.
The format of the event is interactive and we expect the audience and speakers to engage in a fruitful dialogue on the role of research in tackling the current and future challenges that migration poses, both to Europe and at a global level.
- Speech of Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
- Attendance List 123 KB
- Agenda 524 KB
- Conference Rationale 341 KB
- Speakers 824 KB
- R & I Projects in support of the European Policy - Migration and Mobility 1.6 MB
- Migration - Facing Realities and Maximising Opportunities 899 KB
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