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Budapest – Differences that Matter: European Conference on Measuring Refugee Integration


The Differences that Matter conference will bring together all partners of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM), a six-year-long transnational project that launched in 2016 to analyse integration policies for beneficiaries of international protection in 15 EU Member States. Taking place on 28 October 2019 in Budapest, the conference will gather experts from the project, representatives from the European Commission and government experts to discuss refugee integration issues and share experiences and solutions.

Representatives of the fifteen NGOs, think tanks and research institutes that are part of NIEM will be present at the conference, as well as the Slovak NGO Marginal which is working on the parallel project V4NIEM, focused on the countries of the Visegrad Group.

Presentations and discussions will be led by project experts (Migration Policy Group, Instytut Spraw Publicznych), UNHCR Central Europe (UNHCR Central Europe), representatives of the European Commission (Európai Bizottság Magyarországi Képviselete), the former German Commissioner for Integration and Hungarian government experts.

The conference is co-financed as a part of the NIEM and V4NIEM projects from the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the International Visegrad Fund and is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest.

Participation in the conference is free. Please complete the registration form.

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Practical information

European Youth Centre, Budapest, Zivatar u. 1, 1024 Hungary
Institute for Public Affairs, Migration Policy Group, Menedék Association
Posted by
András Kováts
Country Coordinator

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