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Tartu – International refugee day celebrations

Tartu – International refugee day celebrations

20/06/2019 - 20/06/2019

June 20 is International Refugee Day. To mark this occasion, Tartu International House offers an opportunity to form bonds with people who have had to leave their country and start a new life in Estonia.



Two of Tartu’s restaurants will offer food prepared by guest chefs from Syria and Egypt:

  • 12:00-15:00. Krempel hosts lunch prepared by Iman from Syria.
  • 15:00-20:00. GenGöök hosts Egyptian vegan food prepared by Engie.

Living Library

18:00-20:00. The Genklubi will host a ‘living library’, where people from Iran, Nigeria, Syria, Tajikistan, Iraq and Hong Kong will share their thought-provoking stories.

Role Play

16:00-19:00. Medusa is a role play that gives the participants a feeling of what it means to be in a position of a refugee. Registration is required to participate in the role play, and information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

The events are supported by UNHCR and the Living Library is also supported by the European Union through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.

Malta – Migrant Integration Information Session: Access to Sexual Health Services

Malta – Migrant Integration Information Session: Access to Sexual Health Services

20/06/2019 - 20/06/2019

The Integration Unit within Malta’s Human Rights and Integration Directorate is organising the second Migrant Integration Information Session, which will focus on access to sexual health services. These information sessions are held as part of the AMIF-funded Learning: Exchanging: Integrating project.

Those interested in attending the event must register by 18 June 2019.  Light refreshments will be served after the meeting. 

For more information, contact the Integration Unit by calling 22263262.


Warsaw – Social security and rights of migrant workers from Ukraine in Poland

Warsaw – Social security and rights of migrant workers from Ukraine in Poland

24/06/2019 - 24/06/2019

This seminar will discuss the paper by Dr Kateryna Krakhmalova entitled ‘The 2012 Agreement between the Republic of Poland and Ukraine on Social Security in the Context of the Polish-Ukrainian Migration Policy and Strengthening the Human Rights of Migrant Workers from Ukraine in Poland’. Among the experts commenting on the paper will be:

  • Dr hab. Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Myroslava Keryk, ‘Our Choice’ Foundation
  • Dr Marta Kindler, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Dr hab. Witold Klaus, Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Association for Legal Intervention

No online registration is required to attend the seminar. The agreement on social security with Ukraine, the focus of Dr Krakhmalova’s paper, was signed in 2012 and entered into force in 2014.

Brussels – Seminar on Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Small Territories

Brussels – Seminar on Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Small Territories

25/06/2019 - 25/06/2019

This seminar will present data available on the integration of migrants and refugees living in small- and medium-sized cities and rural areas. The aim is to advance knowledge on effective integration policies and practices in these areas and to increase awareness of and enthusiasm for the contribution of migrants to local development.

Expected speakers will include experts and representatives from the European Commission and OECD, mayors, representatives of European cities, academics and representatives of civil society organisations. The event is aimed at public authorities (especially at the regional level, small- and medium-sized cities, associations of subnational governments, as well as national- and EU-level authorities), businesses, NGOs, migrant representatives and donors.

Participants in the seminar will discuss how sustainable refugee and migrant integration could be a factor for regional development by rehabilitating empty housing, contributing to the demand for public and private services (e.g. education, healthcare, leisure and commerce), reducing skill shortages and by creating new economic, social and cultural activities. Not only local but also regional and national authorities play a key role in supporting integration in these territories.

The seminar, part of the Cities and Regions for Integration initiative, is organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), the SHARE network and the Urban partnership for inclusion of migrants and refugees.

Those interested in participating should complete the online registration.

Draft programme

Turin, Italy – EMBRACE Final Event

Turin, Italy – EMBRACE Final Event

26/06/2019 - 26/06/2019

The EMBRACE project will host its final workshop on 26 June 2019 in Turin, Italy. The project aims at improving opportunities and access to the European labour market for immigrants who have recently arrived from countries outside the EU.

Immigrants often arrive without documentary evidence of their previous studies or professional experiences. Even with documentation, there are few instruments for validation and certification of the skills and competences of immigrants, which hinders their labour market integration.

Focusing on the food and agribusiness sectors, EMBRACE aims to fill this gap through the development of a catalogue of professional profiles needed in the EU, methodological guidelines to recognise and validate competences and a toolkit for counsellors and certification operators.


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Celle, Deutschland – Von Blicken und Brandbomben. Antimuslimischer Rassismus heute

Celle, Deutschland – Von Blicken und Brandbomben. Antimuslimischer Rassismus heute

01/07/2019 - 02/07/2019

Tagung „Von Blicken und Brandbomben – Antimuslimischer Rassismus heute“ von der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 01.07. bis 02.07.2019, Congress Union Celle

Feindselige Blicke. Beschimpfungen, nicht nur online, sondern im Alltag. Rassismus gegenüber Menschen, die als muslimisch wahrgenommen werden, ist trauriger Alltag. Doch wie wirken sich Ablehnung, Hass und Gewalt auf das Leben von Musliminnen und Muslimen beziehungsweise auf Menschen, die von anderen als solche wahrgenommen werden, aus? Und schließlich: Wie kann antimuslimischem Rassismus begegnet werden?

Dies wird im Rahmen der Tagung, die von der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung veranstaltet wird, thematisiert.

Referenten sind u.a.:

  • Dr. Floris Biskamp, Universität Tübingen
  • Professor Dr. Beate Küpper, Fachhochschule Niederrhein

Themen sind u.a.:

  • Medien und Antimuslimischer Rassismus
  • Gender und antimuslimischer Rassismus
  • Strategien zur Bekämpfung von antimuslimischem Rassismus

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der schulischen und außerschulischen politischen Jugend- und Erwachsenenbildung, aus der Sozialarbeit und aus der Beratung; Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern von Behörden und Polizei sowie aus der Justiz; Journalistinnen und Journalisten; Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler.

Die Anmeldung kann bis zum 18.06.2019 vorgenommen werden.

Bratislava – 7th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration

Bratislava – 7th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration

20/08/2019 - 22/08/2019

The European Migration Network (EMN) Educational Seminar on Migration is a unique learning platform about migration organised in Slovakia. This year’s edition of the seminar, to be held in Bratislava from 20-22 August 2019, focuses on the Impacts and Opportunities of International Migration.

This three-day seminar fosters networking, experience sharing and discussion among (inter)national experts and participants. The event provides professionals working in state institutions, NGOs and other entities with comprehensive and up-to-date information on migration, contributing to an enhanced policymaking process in Slovakia, other EU countries and Norway.

The seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration as the coordinator of EMN activities in Slovakia, with funding from the European Union. Each year, the seminar focuses on a different migration-related topic.

Main themes

  • Politics and migration
  • How and why do people decide to migrate?
  • Good governance as way forward in migration
  • Migration in an urbanising world

The event will be accompanied by an additional programme for the broader public, including events such as a screening of the documentary film The Good Postman („Dobrý poštár“) about the election of the mayor in a Bulgarian village near Turkey, and a performance of the play Home. Where is yours? („Domov. Kde je ten tvoj?“) with a public discussion on how to talk about migration afterwards.

The registration deadline is 1 July 2019.

Prague – IOM Summer School on Migration Studies 2019

Prague – IOM Summer School on Migration Studies 2019

26/08/2019 - 31/08/2019

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will host its eleventh Summer School on Migration Studies from 26 to 31 August 2019 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The programme is open to university students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals.

The summer school will include six days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts. It will provide a unique opportunity to learn about different migration topics—integration of migrants, migration and gender, migration and development, trafficking in human beings, environmental migration and others.

IOM Prague has organised the summer school every year since 2009. It has been attended by more than 500 students and professionals from 60 countries. The summer school is implemented in cooperation with Faculty of Science at Charles University (Geographic Migration Centre). The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague is the project partner.

The fee to participate is € 330 including dormitory accommodations or € 210 without accommodations. Those interested in attending the summer school must apply online by 5 April 2019.

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Wiesbaden, Deutschland - Fachtagung 'Migration und Kriminalität'

Wiesbaden, Deutschland - Fachtagung "Migration und Kriminalität"

24/10/2019 - 25/10/2019

Fachtagung "Migration und Kriminalität" am 24. und 25. Oktober 2019 in Wiesbaden, Kriminologische Zentralstelle

Wie polizeiliche Kriminalstatistiken in vielen Ländern jährlich zeigen, sind Straftaten ein Massenphänomen und damit in gewisser Weise normal. Alltägliche und in Publikumsmedien verbreitete Darstellungen konzentrieren sich dagegen häufig auf ungewöhnliche Formen von Straftaten. Die damit verbundenen Vorstellungen erhalten ein Eigengewicht, das mit der statistisch messbaren Realität der tatsächlich auftretenden Kriminalität wenig gemein hat. Das gilt in besonderer Weise dann, wenn Vorstellungen über Kriminalität in Zusammenhang mit Migration gebracht werden.

Die diesjährige Herbsttagung wird sich aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive mit verschiedenen Zusammenhängen von Migration und Kriminalität befassen. Es wird um die Entstehung und Wahrnehmung von Kriminalität ebenso gehen wie um Prävention. Herausforderungen im Justizvollzug und im psychiatrischen Maßregelvollzug werden besonders in den Blick genommen.

Referenten und Vorträge sind u.a.:

  • Gewalt und Gewaltprävention im interkulturellen Kontext - Prof. Dr. Hacɪ-Halil Uslucan, Stiftung Zentrum für Türkeistudien und Integrationsforschung, Essen

  • Anerkennung, Zugehörigkeit, Struktur: Überlegungen zu Radikalisierungsprozessen aus psychoanalytisch-pädagogischer Sicht - Winnie Plha, Denkzeit-Gesellschaft e.V., Berlin

  • Migranten im Justizvollzug: neue Aufgaben und Blickwinkel - Prof. Dr. Michael Kubink & Carolin Springub, Justizvollzugsbeauftragter des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Köln

  • Über den (richtigen) Umgang mit Geflüchteten im deutschen Maßregelvollzug - Prof. Dr. Manuela Dudeck, Universitätsklinikum Ulm und Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg

Die Teilnahme steht allen Interessierten zur Verfügung. Informationen zu den Teilnahmegebühren können der Anmeldung entnommen werden.