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Malta – Information Evening for Verdala International School Refugee Fund

Malta – Information Evening for Verdala International School Refugee Fund

26/02/2019 - 26/02/2019

The Verdala International School has launched the Verdala International School Refugee Fund (VISFund), a scholarship which will offer academically gifted students the opportunity to complete an International Baccalaureate Diploma at the school. The school has partnered with UNHCR Malta and the University of Malta in the development of the scholarship.

To provide more information about the scholarship, the school is holding an information evening on 26th February 2019. All persons interested in learning more about the scholarship are welcome to attend the informational session.

The scholarship provides a full grant covering academic fees, school lunches, exam fees, field excursions and after-school vocational activities. It is open to beneficiaries of international protection (refugee status, subsidiary protection, and temporary humanitarian protection), asylum-seekers and holders of Specific Residence Authorisation, who are finishing Form 4 or Form 5 level of education (aged 15+).

See more about the scholarship and Verdala International School

Zagreb – Challenges of Migration and Integration for Public Administration

Zagreb – Challenges of Migration and Integration for Public Administration

28/02/2019 - 28/02/2019

The Scientific Council for State Administration, Justice and the Rule of Law of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts will host a round table on the Challenges of Migration and Integration for Public Administration. The event will be held on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 10:00 and is open to all who are interested in the topic.

Migration and migrant integration are among the newest major challenges for Croatian public administration. The central state administration is facing this challenge as well as local and regional governments and other public services whose cooperation and coordination are essential for the successful integration of migrants within the national (im)migration and demographic policy.

This has been an important social phenomenon that requires everyone involved in various areas of public action to contribute to finding answers and solutions to the related challenges, such as reception, education, employment, social and health care and general inclusion into society and within the system of public administration.

This social phenomenon further calls for consideration and analysis of administrative difficulties and issues of practical adaptation of public administration to new migration-related tasks, with the aim as well of designing a clear migration and integration policy.

This round table will be organised around the introductory presentations of six conveners and a scientific discussion with the audience. The importance of this round table is reflected in the fact that it is the first time these topics are discussed at the national academy level.

Brussels – ORAMMA Project Final Event

Brussels – ORAMMA Project Final Event

28/02/2019 - 28/02/2019

The ORAMMA Project has developed an approach to healthcare for migrant and refugee women. On 28 February 2018, the project will host an event that allows attendees to hear about the work done, find out about the results of the feasibility study, and help the project think about its next steps.

ORAMMA, which stands for Operational Refugee and Migrant Maternal Approach, has been funded through the EU’s Health Programme to develop an operational and strategic approach for promoting safe motherhood, improving access and delivery of maternal healthcare for refugee and migrant women, and improving maternal health equality within the EU.

The project has developed and implemented training for health professionals on working with migrant women, including through e-learning. It also engaged in capacity building among migrant populations to increase their ability to access healthcare and advocate for themselves, as well as training migrant women to become maternity peer supporters. The overall approach was implemented as a pilot project in Greece, the Netherlands, and the UK.

The event is free to attend and open to all interested parties, but space is limited. Those interested in attending the event should register in advance.

Luxembourg – Festival of Migration, Cultures and Citizenship

Luxembourg – Festival of Migration, Cultures and Citizenship

01/03/2019 - 03/03/2019

The Festival of Migration, Cultures and Citizenship is a major event on migration and integration. Hundreds of booths, numerous debates, a book fair and an art exposition make this event an unmissable part of the political and social calendar of the Grand-Duchy. Entry to the festival is open to all and free of charge.

Festival hours

  • Friday 1 March, 18:00-01:00
  • Saturday 2 March, 12:00-02:00
  • Sunday 3 March, 12:00-20:00

The 36th edition of the Festival of Migration is accompanied by the 19th book and culture fair and the 7th ArtsManif (encounter with contemporary arts and culture). The festival is organised each year by the Comité de liaison des associations d’étrangers (CLAE) and promoted by NGOs in Luxembourg with a strong participation by civil society, including trade unions.  

Essen – Frühjahrstagüng Migration ünd Integration des InZentIM Nachwüchsnetzwerkes

Essen – Frühjahrstagüng Migration ünd Integration des InZentIM Nachwüchsnetzwerkes

14/03/2019 - 15/03/2019

Frühjahrstagung "Migration und Integration" des InZentIM Nachwuchsnetzwerkes, 14. und 15.03.2019 am Campus Essen der Universität Duisburg-Essen

Migrationsdiskurse prägen die Gegenwartsgesellschaft. Umfang und Institutionalisierung der Migrations-und Integrationsforschung entsprechen jedoch noch immer nicht der gesellschaftlichen und politischen Relevanz andauernder globaler Migrationsbewegungen.

Das InZentIM Nachwuchsnetzwerk ist ein Zusammenschluss von Forscher*innen der Universität Duisburg-Essen, die sich aus verschiedenen disziplinären Perspektiven in Projekten und ihren Qualifikationsvorhaben mit Fragen der Migration und Integration beschäftigen. Um die vielfältigen Forschungsaktivitäten in diesem Bereich besser sichtbar zu machen und zu deren weiteren Institutionalisierung beizutragen, führtdas InZentIM Nachwuchsnetzwerk eine Frühjahrstagung durch, welche die interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit von Migrations-und Integrationsforscher*innen fördern will.

Die thematische Struktur der Frühjahrstagung erwächst aus der inhaltlichen Vielfalt der im Nachwuchsnetzwerk engagierten Forscherinnen und Forscher. In drei thematisch geclusterten Panels werden Fragen 1) der normativen Grundlagen der Migrationsdebatte, 2) von Migration und Rassismus sowie 3) von Migration und Sozialstaat diskutiert.

Keynote Speaker sind:

  • Dr. Anna Meine (Universität Siegen)
  • Prof. Dr. Karim Fereidooni (Ruhr Universität Bochum)
  • Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries (Ruhr Universität Bochum)

Interessierte sind eingeladen, an den Panels und der Abschlussdiskussion teilzunehmen. Es wird um eine Anmeldung bis zum 03.03.2019 bei Frau Paulena Müller (paulena.mueller@uni-due.de) gebeten.

Porto - International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism

Porto - International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism

28/03/2019 - 30/03/2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism. The Conference organised by the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Oporto Polytechnic Institute will take place on 28, 29 and 30 March 2019 in Porto and will be divided into 4 thematic panels:

  1. Theoretical concepts of interculturalism and multiculturalism
  2. Routes of cultural tourism
  3. Multimodal intercultural dialogues
  4. Intercultural studies in business

The full programme will depend on the outcomes of the call for papers open until 30 June 2018. The opening address will be given by Dr. Pedro Calado from the Portuguese High Commissioner for Migration and several international experts will give keynotes on: 

  • the Holocaust education, global citizenship & intercultural competence by Prof. Zehavit Gross of the Bar-Ilan University in Israel
  • Multicultural perceptions of sound universes by Prof. Álvaro Barbosa of the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, china
  • Latest trends in interculturality in education by Prof. Fred Dervin of the University of Helsinki, Finland.



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Tallinn – Nordic-Baltic Migration Conference 2019

Tallinn – Nordic-Baltic Migration Conference 2019

29/03/2019 - 29/03/2019

The seventh Nordic-Baltic migration conference in Tallinn focuses on the challenges of migration policies, including the role of education in the integration of migrants into the societies and labour markets of receiving countries. Speakers from the Nordic countries and Estonia will talk about the effects of study migration on countries of destination and trends relating to international students’ migration in Estonia, Finland and Sweden.

The conference will highlight results from the latest academic studies, experiences and best practices, with expert presentations from Nordic and Baltic researchers and specialists on immigration and integration of new arrivals in the Nordic-Baltic region. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Future global migration trends
  • Attracting international students to the Nordic-Baltic region
  • Trends, recruitment, retention, etc. of international students – national perspectives
  • Best practices in facilitating the transfer of international students from higher education to the labour market
  • Education as a driver for integration

The event aims to strengthen collaboration between Nordic and Baltic countries on the impact of immigration in the Nordic-Baltic region, and to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the area of immigration and integration of recently arrived migrants and refugees. The conference is open to all. Those interested in attending the conference must register by 20 March 2019.

Bari, Italy – The Migration Conference 2019

Bari, Italy – The Migration Conference 2019

18/06/2019 - 20/06/2019

The seventh edition of The Migration Conference will be held in Bari, Italy from 18-20 June 2019. The conference provides an opportunity for an interdisciplinary discussion among experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of migration.

This year’s edition of the conference is organised in parallel sessions focusing on:

  • Migration
  • Migrant populations and diasporas
  • Migration policies
  • Labour migrations
  • Refugees
  • Economic impacts and remittances
  • Non-migrants
  • Impact of human mobility on sending, transit and receiving societies

The Migration Conferences were launched in 2012 and are held in a different city each year. Those interested in attending must register. The conference organisers are also inviting those interested in presenting papers to submit their proposals by 31 January 2019.

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