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The ‘Lampedusa Dilemma’: Global Flows And Closed Borders. What Should Europe Do?

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The Migration Policy Centre will participate in the inaugural conference of the EUI Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography that takes place on 17-18 November 2014.

The panels of the conference will focus on the challenges that migration presents for policy makers, for politics, for our labour markets and not least for our ethics, as follows:

Monday, November 17th

  • International Migration across the Mediterranean: Lessons from the Past
  • Migration and the Demographic Dilemma for Europe
  • European Labour Markets and the Potential of Irregular Migration
  • Governing Irregular Migration: New Challenges and New Actors

Tuesday, November 18th

  • Fortress Europe and the Responsibility to Protect
  • The Moral Duties of States to Admit Refugees and Immigrants

For further information and for the updated programme, please visit the conference webpage.

Should you wish to attend the conference, please register by filling out the following form:

The EUI Forum on Migration Citizenship and Demography is a 2-year programme (2014-2016) that brings together professors, senior fellows, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students from the four EUI departments, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Max Weber Programme, over a set of themes of common expertise and interest. Building on a wealth of academic publications, policy papers, conferences and workshops, produced by EUI scholars in the wider field of citizenship and democracy, demography and migration management, cultural diversity and ways to address it, the Forum offers critical analysis, informed debate and policy recommendations.

The working language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation in Italian will not be available.
The conference will be live streamed here:

A video interview with Philippe Fargues, director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) has been released.
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