Bologna, 12 November 2013 – Final Conference of the T.O.R.R.E. Project
With the aim to further develop the exchange of knowledge and to strengthen the transnational cooperation procedures on the resettlement of refugees, the Project T.O.R.R.E - Transnational Observatory for the Refugee’s Resettlement in Europe - holds a public conference in Bologna. The event also aims at discussing on the conditions needed in Europe to enhance asylum rights and make resettlement a new international protection guarantees for refugees.
T.O.R.R.E Project is leaded by NOVA Onlus Consorzio di Cooperative Sociali (Italy) and involves Emilia-Romagna Region and Avvocato di Strada Onlus (Italy), Comunidad de Madrid and Fundacion Atenea (Spain), the European Anti-poverty network and the Portuguese Council for Refugees (Portugal), Caritas DiCVOS and the City of Munich (Germany), PRAKSIS (Greece) and EDEX/University of Nicosia (Cyprus).
For more information: www.resettlement-observatory.eu
Brussels, 8 November 2013 - "The UE policy for migrant integration and the opportunities for the involvement of EU Regions"
The Emilia-Romagna Region, as the coordinator of the Network of the Italian Regions in Brussels (URC), as well as the Network of the European Regional and Local Authorities on Asylum and Immigration (ERLAI) organises an event with a representative of Unit Immigration and Integration of DG Home Affairs of the European Commission.
The objective of this meeting with is to provide an overview of the priorities of the EU agenda for migrant integration and on the next initiatives that the European Commission will support in this field. This event also aims to offer an opportunity to discuss possible involvement of regions and local authorities in the shaping and implementation of integration policies at EU level.
The event can be followed in streaming on the 8th November from 11.00 to 12.00 a.m., at the following link: http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/sede-di-bruxelles
Bologna, 21 October 2013 - "Lecture by Professor Jean-Louis Laville"
The lecture of Prof. Laville is held at the Emilia-Romagna region premises. It represents an important contribution to the current debate on the economic situation and on the opportunities that social economy offers to territorial economic development.
The speakers include:
- Roberto Grilli – Director of the Emilia-Romagna Health and Social Agency;
- Gian Carlo Muzzarelli – Regional Minister for Productive Activities, Energy and Sustainable Development;
- Patrizio Bianchi - Regional Minister for Education, University, Research and Employment;
- Teresa Marzocchi – Regional Minister for Social Policies;
- Stefano Zamagni – Professor of Economics, University of Bologna
Bologna, 1 July 2013 - "Migrazioni, interazione, sviluppo: Emilia-Romagna nell'Europa che cambia"
The Emilia-Romagna Region organises the conference "Migrazioni, interazione, sviluppo: Emilia-Romagna nell'Europa che cambia". The event aims at discussing with policy makers at EU, national and regional level, the evolution of the future demographic structure in Italy, which is influenced by a combination of natural and demographic fluxes. The discussion takes into account the work that the Emilia-Romagna Region has carried out to promote integration and cohesion between natives and citizens with a migrant background in the region and, in particular, Emilia-Romagna experience within the project "MMWD" (Making Migration Work for Development), financed by the EU programme South East Europe.
The Italian Minister for Integration, Cécile Kyenge, the regional Minister for Social Policies, Teresa Marzocchi, and the Director General for Home Affairs of the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, intervene in the event.
More information on this conference on the section on social policies of Emilia-Romagna Region website
Brussels, 4-5 June 2013 - European Integration Forum
The European Commission organises the 9th meeting of the European Integration Forum, which takes place at the European Economic and Social Committee premises on 4-5 June.
The objective of this meeting is to feed into the policy reflection on the integration of young migrants in European society and the implementation of recent EU initiatives in this field. The Forum focused on three specific areas: integration in the education system, access to the labour market, and diversity in the public space.
The European Integration Forum is a platform for dialogue on migrant integration managed by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee. About 100 civil society organisations from all EU member States participate in this meetings, which are hold twice a year. A representative of the ERLAI network attends this 9th meeting of the Forum.
Organised by European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee.
More information at the EIF website
Brussels, 9 April 2013 – “Migration, mobility and development: which role for regional and local authorities?”
The conference is organised by the PUGLIA REGION together with the Joint Migration and Development Initiative and the ERLAI network. This is an associated event of 3rd Assises of decentralized cooperation to be held on 09 and 10 April 2013, at the Committee of the Regions.
The conference focuses on the links between migration and development, especially in the framework of decentralized cooperation and intends to explore the ways to promote the participation of local and regional authorities in this process.
More information at the CoR website
Brussels, 6 March 2013 – “Hessen’s" Model Regions Integration” Project as an Example for Europe?”
In October 2009, the federal state government of Hessen launched the newly developed programme "Model Regions Integration”. The idea behind the programme is to develop an integrated framework for the management of integration at the local level. The aim of the conference is to discuss on best practice examples and to exchange views with the representatives from the State of Hesse model regions. The event takes place in 19, avenue de l’Yser, 1040 Brussels.
Organised by the State of Hesse
Brussels, 5 March 2013 - Roma SOURCE Event and Reception
Partnerships are essential to making Roma inclusion a reality across Europe. Roma SOURCE has used a cross-sector partnership in six countries to promote understanding, rights and citizenship and to improve Roma integration and inclusion. The aim of these events is to explain the work of the project partnership which includes local and regional authorities, Roma organisations and a university. The key areas of Roma SOURCE activity are research, health, children, employment and citizenship, and we have worked with Roma, schools, health services, police and employers to tackle exclusion and discrimination.
Roma SOURCE is co-funded by the EU's Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme. The events will also introduce Roma MATRIX, a new initiative with 19 partners in 10 countries.
Organised by Migration Yorkshire and hosted by the European Parliament
Brussels, 11 February 2013 – “Over‐qualification of Immigrants: an acute manifestation of Europe’s larger labour market failings. What to do?”
The conference is organized by the REALISE project and is hosted by the Committee of the Regions, at Room VM1 – Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels.
REALISE is a project funded under the European Integration Fund and seeks to contribute to achieving the EU 2020 objectives of a dynamic and competitive Europe through the maximization of its human capital; specifically by targeting qualified third-country nationals – non-EU immigrants – who, as a group, are disproportionately overqualified for their jobs.
Organised by the Realise project and hosted by the Committee of the Regions