Milan, 3-7 November 2014 - 2014 International Metropolis conference
The 2014 International Metropolis conference takes place one year ahead of the Universal Exposition, Expo 2015, titled “Feeding the planet, energy for life”. It focuses on the significance of movements of people in the early years of this new millennium.
The event brings together researchers, policy-makers, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss challenges and opportunities of migration flows.
More info on the conference at the dedicated website
Brussels, 14 October 2014 – Event: Taking the ENS campaign to the European Parliament!
The European Network on Statelessness (ENS), in collaboration with MEP Jean Lambert, hold an event as part of ENS’ campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe.
The campaign is calling on all European states to accede to the 1954 Statelessness Convention by the end 2014, and for those states without a functioning statelessness determination procedure to make a clear commitment during 2014 to take the necessary steps to introduce such a procedure by the end of 2016. The campaign petition is available at the European Network on Statelessness website
To register to the event, please contact Rachel Sheppard by the 30th September.
Organised by European Network on Statelessness (ENS), in collaboration with MEP Jean Lambert
More info on the event at the ENS website
Brussels, 2-3 October 2014 - High level conference on Roma inclusion on the ground - The ROMACT experience
The European Commission, in cooperation with the Council of Europe, has convened a high level international conference in Brussels to take stock of progress and lessons learned in integrating Roma at the local level with the support of the ROMACT programme.
This event gathers more than 400 participants from more than 10 countries representing public authorities at EU, national and local level, international institutions and other stakeholders.
Organised by European Commission and Council of Europe
More information on the event at the EC website
Brussels, 10 July 2014 – Seminar “The impact of demographic changes on the achievement of Europe 2020 objectives”
The event is organized by the Emilia-Romagna Region in the context of the MMWD - Making Migration Work for Development project. It aims to discuss the implications of today’s demographic changes on local development in South and South East Europe.
This initiative will contribute to supporting policy-makers to better identify regional and local challenges for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Organised by Emilia-Romagna Region
More information on MMWD project, available at its website:
Bologna, 21 June 2014 – Conference “L’Italia e il Sistema europeo comune d’asilo”
The event focuses on EU Asylum policy and reception systems in Italy and in Bologna. It gathers representatives of the European Commission, the Italian Government, local institutions, European agencies for the reception of asylum seekers and civil society organisations.
Organised by Lai-momo Soc. Coop. and Rivista Africa e Mediterraneo
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Brussels, 18 June 2014 - ImpleMentoring Final Conference
This one day’s event gathers senior officials from Europe’s major cities, representative of EU Institutions and International NGO, is the opportunity to officially launch and disseminate four new Integrating Cities toolkits and present and debate with practitioners and politicians the key findings of the pilot project ImpleMentoring, as well as discovering how mentoring schemes can help cities to shape the future of European Integration.
Organised by Eurocities
More information at the Eurocities website
Brussels, 7 April 2014 - Meeting on EU Programmes in the field of Justice and Home Affairs
The Emilia-Romagna Region organises in Brussels a meeting on the new Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. The objective of this initiative is to provide an overview of these new EU instruments and discuss with the European Commission possible opportunities for regions and local authorities offered by them.
Organised by the Emilia-Romagna Region
More information at the EU Office of Emilia-Romagna Region website
Brussels, 3 April 2014 - European Integration Forum
The European Commission organises the 11th meeting of the European Integration Forum, which takes place at the European Economic and Social Committee premises on 3 April.
The discussion of this edition of the meeting focuses on “"Ten years with the Common Basic Principles on integration – what next?" .
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. Representatives of the ERLAI network attend this 11th meeting of the Forum.
Organised by European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee.
More information at the EIF website
Brussels, 28 March 2014 – Le nouveau Réglement Dublin pour l’asile
In the context of the photo exhibition "Snapshots from the Border", inaugurated on the 11 February at the Halles de Saint-Gery in Brussels, the Association Africa e Mediterraneo and the coop. Lai-momo organize a meeting on the theme of asylum in Europe and, in particular, on the application of the Dublin Regulation that establishes the member State responsible for the examination of the asylum application.
The event offers the opportunity for an open discussion with representatives of institutions involved in this issue at international, EU, national and regional level, and with the operators who work for the reception of asylum seekers.
More information on this event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/579860518776367/
Brussels, 17 February 2014 – Assessing Policy Relevance of KING’s project
The KING project, Knowledge of Integration Governance, funded by European Commission Directorate – General Home Affairs, aims at elaborating a report on immigrant integration in Europe through an interdisciplinary approach. As the Stockholm Programme is coming to an end, the purpose is to offer a state of play of migrant integration in order to better consider future options for policy-making supported by an evidence-based analysis.
The European Policy Centre together with ISMU foundation organizes a brainstorming session aiming to assess the policy relevance of the researches conducted so far within the KING project. The ERLAI Network, together with other relevant EU level stakeholders, participates in the discussion.
More information about outcomes and results of the project will be communicated in the next months.