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INTEGRATING MIGRANTS IN EUROPE
Best Practices in Big Cities - Regular and Irregular Migration

PARIS

15-16 April 2010

International Seminar for Experts in the series 'Great Debates' organised by the Cicero Foundation, Maastricht/Paris
Code GD 2080

PROGRAMME


Venue: 217, boulevard Saint-Germain - 75007 PARIS
Date: 15-16 Apr 2010
Language:


Thursday, 15 April 2010


00.00



09.30 - 09.45

Welcome and Introduction

09.45 - 11.30

ROUND TABLE
BIG CITIES AND THE INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS



Participants
Mr. Orhan KAYA - Fmr . Alderman Rotterdam
Mr. Claude LANVERS - City of Paris
Ms. Corinne TORREKENS - Brussels Studies
Prof. Richard MILMANN - Sorbonne University
Marcel H. VAN HERPEN - Director Cicero Foundation



11.30 - 11.45

BREAK

11.45 - 12.30

Mr. Per HOLMSTROM
Minister
Embassy of Sweden, Paris


Asylum Policies in Sweden
Is the Refugee Policy of Sweden a Model for the EU?


12.30 - 13.30

LUNCH

14.30 - 16.00

WORKSHOPS
COMPARING THE DIFFERENT NATIONAL POLICIES




* Is Multiculturalism Dead?
* What Countries are most Successful in Integrating Migrants and Why?
* How to Cope with Negative Populist Reactions to Migrants
* Multiculturalism versus Assimilation: A False Choice?
* The Integration of Migrants in the New EU Member States
* The Impact of Islamist Groups on the Integration of Migrants in Europe
* Migrants and the Perspectives of Citizenship
* Regularization of Irregular Migrants: How Should it be Applied?



16.00 - 16.20

BREAK

16.20 - 17.10

Mr. Elias BIERDEL
Chairman BORDERLINE EUROPE

The Activities of FRONTEX at the External Borders of the EU -
Towards a Securitization of the Migration and Refugee Policy of the EU?



Friday, 16 April 2010


09.30 - 10.20

Prof. Christian JOPPKE
Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Government
American University of Paris
Author of SELECTING BY ORIGIN, Harvard University Press, 2005


Integrating Migrants of Muslim Origin in Europe:
Comparing the Approaches of France and Germany


10.20 - 10.40

BREAK

10.40 - 11.30

Mr. Marcel H. VAN HERPEN
Director
The Cicero Foundation


Recent Developments in Dutch Integration Policy:
Toward a Stricter and Less Multicultural Approach?


11.30 - 12.20

Prof. Jean-Pierre DUBOIS
President
League of Human Rights, France


Defending or Violating Human Rights?
The Treatment of Refugees and Irregular Migrants in France


12.30 - 13.30

LUNCH

14.30 - 15.20

Mr. Guillaume AYNE
General Director
SOS Racisme, Paris


How to Fight Racism? Are Anti-Racism Laws Effective Enough
or Do We Need an Active Support of Civil Society?
The Work of SOS-Racisme in France


15.20 - 15.35

BREAK

15.35 - 17.00

WORKSHOPS
WHAT ROLE DO SCHOOL, WORK, AND THE MEDIA PLAY IN THE INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS?



* Ghettoisation and Segregation:
The Role of the Neighbourhood in Integrating Migrants
* Stimulating the Participation of Migrants on the Labour Market: Do We Need Special Measures?
* Hidden and Open Discrimination on the Labour Market:
How Open is the Public Service 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?
* Integrating Migrants: The Role of the Media



17.00 - 17.10

Conclusions and Evaluation