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Warsaw – 3rd EUMIGRO Conference – Migration and integration in the EU

Warsaw – 3rd EUMIGRO Conference – Migration and integration in the EU

26/03/2019 - 26/03/2019

The 3rd EUMIGRO Conference entitled ‘Migration and integration in the European Union – facts, figures, challenges and policy responses’ will be held on 26 March 2019 in Warsaw. The conference will feature two keynote speeches—by professors Stefania Panebianco and Rinus Penninx—followed by five expert panels with the participation of representatives of universities, public institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

Panel discussions

  • Roundtable debate: European Union – managing migration, actors and strategies
  • Immigration to the EU – regional developments and EU external policies
  • Migration in the EU – internal challenges and policy responses
  • Migration in the EU – Member States’ perspective
  • Migration in the EU – Poland’s perspective

The conference is organised by the Department of Political Studies of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Poland (KAS) and the Research Committee 46 – Migration and Citizenship of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), in partnership with numerous academic and civil society organisations. It will be held under the Honorary Patronage of the European Commission Representation in Poland.

The event is free of charge and will be held in English. Those interested in attending should fill out the registration form.

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Athens – Perspectives of the Integration of Researchers in Danger Going to Europe

Athens – Perspectives of the Integration of Researchers in Danger Going to Europe

27/03/2019 - 27/03/2019

Bielefeld University and its BRiDGE project partners invite all interested researchers, students and administrators to participate in the 2nd Network Meeting for Researchers in Danger on 26 to 28 March 2019. Besides discussions related to the career development of refugee researchers, the meeting will also be an opportunity for refugee researchers to have individual consultations on their career development.


March 26

  • 14:00 – Individual consultations for refugee researchers
  • Midterm Meeting of the BRiDGE Horizon 2020 project

March 27

  • 09:00-17:15 – BRiDGE Review Meeting
  • 17:15-19:15 – Network panel ‘Perspectives of the Integration of Researchers in Danger Going to Europe

March 28

  • Individual consultations and networking

More details regarding the programme can be found in the meeting invitation. For researchers in danger, there is a small budget for the reimbursement of travel costs. Registration is required and can be done by emailing bridge.coordinator@uni-bielefeld.de.

The BRiDGE project supports the academic and career development of refugee researchers, especially those in Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. The project is funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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.

Tartu – Open seminar on community work and social inclusion

Tartu – Open seminar on community work and social inclusion

29/03/2019 - 29/03/2019

Master’s degree students of the University of Tartu’s social work programme will present their study results on issues related to the adaptation and integration of people with a migration background. All those interested in the subject are welcome to attend.

This event on the social inclusion and integration of migrants includes five 15-minute presentations by students, followed by discussions and reflections from academics and practitioners. See the event programme

The open seminar will take place on 29 March 2019 from 10:15-12:45 at the University of Tartu Faculty of Social Sciences. Those interested in attending should register by March 27 via email to Dagmar.Narusson@ut.ee.

Malta – Integration Information and Training: Where are we and where do we go from here?

Malta – Integration Information and Training: Where are we and where do we go from here?

01/04/2019 - 01/04/2019

The People for Change Foundation is hosting a workshop entitled Integration Information and Training: Where are we and where do we go from here? The workshop will be held at the Victoria Hotel (Sliema) in Malta on 1 April 2019 from 9:30-13:30.

The event is organised as part of the Integra-Train Project and will be an opportunity for all stakeholders involved in integration efforts to discuss what they are doing and how these efforts can be coordinated to address existing gaps.

The event will also include a presentation of research on integration training opportunities and a workshop for trainers regarding the training module and monitoring framework that project has developed and piloted over the past two years. The event will finish with a networking lunch.

Anyone wishing to attend the event should register by emailing info@pfcmalta.org by Wednesday, 27 March 2019.

Malta – Informal meeting for third-country nationals in Birkirkara

Malta – Informal meeting for third-country nationals in Birkirkara

02/04/2019 - 02/04/2019

The local council of Birkirkara, together with the Human Rights and Integration Directorate of the Ministry of European Affairs and Equality, will organise an informal information session for third-country nationals living in the locality of Birkirkara. The session will be held on 2 April 2019 at the Birkirkara Civic Centre.

The Human Rights and Integration Directorate coordinates the I Belong programme, which is part of the Migrant Integration Strategy and Action Plan. The programme offers courses in English, Maltese and cultural orientation. Many applications for the programme come from residents of Birkirkara, thus this event provides an opportunity for third-country national residents of the town to gain information about topics relevant to their lives in Malta.

The event is free and open to all third-country nationals living in Birkirkara. Places can be reserved by sending a Facebook message to Birkirkara Local Council.

Malta – UNHCR Business Information Session

Malta – UNHCR Business Information Session

10/04/2019 - 10/04/2019

On 10 April 2019, UNHCR is hosting a Business Information Session for individuals who want to start a business or need further information on how to run a business in Malta. Open to everyone, the session is especially geared toward migrants and refugees, and interpretation into Arabic, Somali and Tigrinya can be provided upon request.

Topics covered

  • The services offered by Business 1st, a website with information on starting and running a business in Malta, and the documentation needed to open a business
  • Different legal formats for businesses
  • How to employ workers
  • Trade licenses (depending on the needs of the participants)

To attend the session, interested individuals should complete the registration forms (attached), available in both English and Arabic. Registration forms must be returned to farrugia@unhcr.org by 3 April 2019.

The session is jointly organised with Business 1st, Jobsplus, the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER) and the Integration Unit of the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.

Brussels – Digital Welcome final event

Brussels – Digital Welcome final event

24/05/2019 - 24/05/2019

The Digital Welcome project consortium will host the project’s final event on 24 May 2019 in Brussels. Over the course of the project, young refugees and migrants in five European countries have learned to facilitate workshops on basic programming, digital storytelling and digital journalism and developed an arsenal of soft skills aimed at communication and animating workshops.

The event will provide a great opportunity to test the project methodology and workshops for young refugees and newcomers. The organisers will also present the project’s methodology document at the event.


09:30-10:00 – Registration and welcome coffee

10:00-11:00 – Plenary session on Integration of migrants and refugees through ICT and digital skills

11:00-12:00 – Panel Discussion on the DIGITAL WELCOME Methodology

12:00-13:00 – Lunch

13:00-15:00 – Parallel Workshops

  • Introduction to Coding
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Digital Journalism
  • Soft Skills and Communication

All sessions and workshops are free and open to all who are interested. Registration is required. The programme will be held in English. Participants in the workshops will need to bring their own laptops or tablets.

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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 to 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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