Spring Lecture Series 2013

The Multilevel Governance of Migration and Immigrant Integration

This year’s IES Spring Lecture Series focuses on the multi-level governance of migration and migrant integration. It is organised in association with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), under the umbrella of the organization’s 20th Anniversary. Although international migration is per definition a transnational phenomenon, immigration and immigration integration policies are mostly associated with national policies. However, in recent years, several aspects of immigration and immigrant integration policies have been shifted upwards, to the international level (EU and international organizations), downwards, to the sub-state level (regional and local authorities) and outwards, to emigration states and private actors. This lecture series intends to provide a comprehensive overview of how migration and migrant integration are governed from the global to the local level, why policy output is the way it is, what are the future policy challenges and how interactions between governance levels determine policy output and policy outcome.

The lecture series aims to bring these discussions to a wide audience of policymakers, practitioners, academics, students, members of civil society organizations and concerned citizens. Each lecture will consist of high-level expert speakers in the issue, including leading academics, practitioners, policy makers and civil society leaders. Each session will dedicate ample time to discussions with the audience. Attendance is free, but registration is required.
 

Programme

Registration & Venue

All lectures are conducted in English and will take place from 18:00 until 20:00 at the premises of the Institute for European Studies. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Registrations are closed!

Venue:
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Rooms Rome & Lisbon
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
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Contact

Ilke Adam (Academic Coördinator)
Postdoctoral Researcher Migration and Diversity
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 614 80 26
ilke.adam@vub.ac.be

Kristof Rogge (Logistics)
Events Manager
+32 2 614 81 99
Institute for European Studies
krogge@vub.ac.be