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Vacancy: SIRIUS Coordinator

MPG as the chair of the SIRIUS network is currently looking for a Network Coordinator for the European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background (SIRIUS). The selected candidate should be able to start ideally as of 1 July 2016. The contract is half-time with the possibility for four days per week. The deadline for applications is 8 June 2016 The following document …Read More

Border Stories: From there to here. How innovative research into personal experiences can help the EU address Intra EU mobility and Third Country Migration – Brussels – 3 February 2016

How can academic research help policy makers frame the best policies to manage the emerging reality of internal and external migration across the EU? This event brings together policy, research and practice in migration studies with a particular focus on understanding the social context of migration and migrants, both at home and in their new countries, as it pertains to young people and the non-migrants who now find themselves at …Read More

Integration of refugees: How do cities and institutions respond? – Brussels – 2 February 2016

The current migration crisis is a huge test for European, national, regional and local authorities across Europe. Whereas some innovative solutions have been put in place to deal with the situation in the short term, the longer perspective i.e. the future integration of refugees in their host communities, has received far less attention. However, successful integration is key and will occupy the national and European agenda for the decades to …Read More

Le rôle des entreprises dans l’intégration des migrants en Europe : quels enseignements pour la France ? – Paris – 8 December 2015

Contexte Les entreprises sont au cœur des parcours d’intégration des étrangers primo-arrivants. En effet, l’insertion professionnelle joue un rôle essentiel dans l’accès à de nombreux droits et services en Europe et renforce le sentiment d’appartenance à la société d’accueil. Or, les migrants font face à de nombreux obstacles pour accéder à l’emploi : difficile reconnaissance des diplômes du pays d’origine, non maitrise de la langue, non accès à certains emplois réservés, …Read More

West London Alliance Social Value Conference – London – 7 December 2015

Former MPG Director Jan Niessen will represent MPG at the West London Alliance Social Value Conference. He will present the outcomes of the Diversity in the Economy and Local integration (DELI) project, and in particular how the use of social considerations in public procurement fits the European agenda.

Panel Meeting on Family Reunification – Tbilissi (Georgia) – 26 & 27 November 2015

At this event organised by the European Commission, the IOM and the Swedish migration Agency, MPG’s Associate Policy Anallyste Zvezda Vankova will give a general presentation of family reunification for third-country nationals in EU law, discuss the new Guidelines published by the European Commission. Zvezda will draw examples from the Migrant Integration Policy Index, MPG’s project on family reunification, as well as a recent event organised by the European NGO …Read More

2015 EUDO Dissemination Conference – Spreading Citizenship: Regional Dynamics of Norm Diffusion in Europe and the Americas – Florence – 26-27 November 2015

Thomas Huddleston will comment on reform trends on naturalisation policies across Europe and the Americas. Organised by the EUDO Observatory on Citizenship, which has recently expanded its geographical scope to North and South America, this year’s EUDO conference will compare access to citizenship and the franchise in Europe and the Americas. The conference will offer an opportunity to discuss regional and global processes of norm diffusion taking into account the …Read More

Learning from Others and its Limits – 24-25 November 2015 – Hannover (Germany)

Thomas Huddleston and Jan Niessen will explain MIPEX as a comparison tool for migration research. In the recently published sixth Annual Report, the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) systematically compares Germany’s migration and integration policies to the policies mainly of countries perceived to be particularly successful and therefore considered migration and integration policy role models by the public (Canada, USA and Sweden as well as other …Read More