INTEGRATING MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION Learning from Best Practices
12-13 June 2008
International Seminar for Experts in the series 'Great Debates' organised by the Cicero Foundation, Maastricht/Paris
Code GD 2871
Maison de l'Amerique Latine 217, boulevard Saint-Germain 75007 PARIS
12-13 Jun 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
09.00 - 09.30
Arrival of the Participants - Registration
09.30 - 09.40
Introduction and Welcome by the Chairpersons Ms. Anna Maria BRASSE and Mr. Marcel H. VAN HERPEN
09.40 - 10.30
Prof. Justus VEENMAN Erasmus University, Rotterdam Erasmus School of Economics Professor of Economic Sociology
Migrant Workers on the Contemporary Flexible Labour Market: The Case of the Netherlands
10.30 - 10.50
Break / Photo Session
10.50 - 11.40
Prof. Christian JOPPKE American University of Paris Graduate School of Government Professor of Political Science
Comparing the Integration of Migrants of Muslim Origin in the Different EU Member States: Looking for Best Practices
11.40 - 12.30
Prof. Patrick SIMON National Institute of Demographic Studies
INED, Paris Board Member of Network of Excellence IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion in Europe)
How to Tackle Discrimination of Migrants on the Labour Market: The Example of France
12.30 - 13.30
14.10 - 15.00
Mr. Peter VERHAEGHE Caritas Europe Brussels Migration Officer
Towards a EU-Wide Implementation of Common Basic Principles on Immigrant Integration?
15.00 - 16.00
WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP I: Comparing the Different National Policies
* Is Multiculturalism Dead? * What Countries are Most Successful in Integrating Migrants and Asylum Seekers? Why? * The New Stress on Obligations of Migrants: An Overreaction after Earlier Permissiveness? * How to Cope with Negative Popular Reactions to Migrants and Asylum Seekers? * Multiculturalism Versus Assimilation: A False Choice? * The Integration of Migrants and Asylum Seekers in the New EU Member States * The Impact of Islamist Groups on the Integration of Muslims in Europe
WORKSHOP II: European Immigration Policy
* The End of Zero-Immigration Policy * Creating a Common Legal Framework for Accepting Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Europe? * The Lisbon Treaty Provisions on Asylum and Migration Policy * Migrants and the Perspectives on Citizenship * Should Quotas be Introduced for Certain Categories of Workers? * Regularisation of Irregular Migrants: How Should it Be Applied?
16.00 - 16.20
16.20 - 17.10
Mr. Florian FORSTER International Organization for Migration IOM
Chief of Mission, France
How to Respond to Growing Migration Pressures in an Expanding European Union?
Friday, 13 June 2008
09.30 - 10.20
Prof. Herve LE BRAS Director of the Laboratory of Historical Demography Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales EHESS, Paris
Integrating Migrants and Asylum Seekers in France: The End of Assimilation Policies?
10.20 - 10.40
10.40 - 11.30
Mr. Marcel H. VAN HERPEN The Cicero Foundation Director
The Integration Debate in the Netherlands after Ayaan Hirsi Ali: From Anti-Migrant Populism Back to Tolerant Realism?
11.30 - 12.20
Mr. Arne KALLIN Swedish Embassy, Paris
Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Sweden: Recent Changes in the Swedish Approach
12.30 - 13.30
14.30 - 16.00
WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP III: What Role do the School, Work, and the Media Play in the Integration of Migrants and Asylum Seekers?
* The Role of Migrant Community Organisations in Integrating or Segregating Migrants * Stimulating the Participation of Migrants in the Labour Market: Do We Need Special Measures? * Hidden and Open Discrimination on the Labour Market: How Open is the Public Sector Compared with the Private Sector? * Improving the Skills and Educational Level of Migrants: How? * First, Second, and Third Generation: What are the Changes in Integration? * What Positive and Negative Roles do the Media Play in Forming Images and Stereotypes of the Migrant Population?
16.00 - 16.20
16.20 - 17.10
Dr. Danny SRISKANDARAJAH Institute for Public Policy Research IPPR, London Director of Research Strategy Head of Migration, Equalities, and Citizenship Team
Do Migrant Community Organisations Help Integrate Migrants or do they Foster Segregation? The Example of Britain.