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INTEGRATING MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Learning from Best Practices

PARIS

12-13 June 2008

International Seminar for Experts in the series 'Great Debates' organised by the Cicero Foundation, Maastricht/Paris
Code GD 2871

PROGRAMME


Venue: Maison de l'Amerique Latine
217, boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 PARIS
Date: 12-13 Jun 2008
Language: English


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

Lunch

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

Break

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

Break

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

Lunch

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

Break

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.


17.10 - 17.30

Conclusion and Evaluation