The Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference, 23-24 May 2019, EUI, Florence

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The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) conducts advanced research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. It aims to provide new ideas, rigorous evidence and critical thinking to inform major European and global policy debates. To help achieve these goals, the MPC’s Annual Conference brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss new ideas and the latest research evidence on some of the most important migration policy questions in Europe and beyond.

The 2019 conference will focus on the relationships between knowledge production, attitudes and governance on migration between Africa and Europe. The conference will address three broad questions: what is the use of research in public debates and policy-making on migration between Africa and Europe? Why are there such large gaps between migration debates and migration realities, and how can these gaps be reduced? To explore these questions, the conference makes connections between knowledge production, attitudes and governance. Key themes to be discussed include: migration, foreign aid and development; public attitudes to and governance of migration; regional cooperation; the role of cities and the private sector; border security, trafficking and smuggling; and, the effects of environmental and climate change.

For more information, consult the programme.

Highlights from our 2018 Annual Conference

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View the Keynote Speech by Ambassador Ajay Bramdeo, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations

Powerpoint slides:

“Bridging the Gaps – Linking Research to Public Debated and Policy Making on Migration and Integration”, Martin Ruhs | | Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director, MPC, RSCAS, EUI
Everything you wanted to know about attitudes towards immigration but were afraid to ask”, Princelle Dasappa | Deputy-Director, Demographic Analysis Statistics, South Africa
Cross-Border Mobility in Africa: Insights from the Global Transnational Mobility Dataset”, Ettore Recchi | Part-time Professor, MPC, RSCAS, EUI, Director of the MA and PhD program in Sociology, Sciences Po and Michele Vespe | Project Manager, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Regional cooperation on migration in Africa”, Eva Dick | Senior Researcher, German Development Institute
EU support for intra-African migration and remittance flows”, Heliodoro Temprano Arroyo | Adviser, International Economic Relations and Global Governance, European Commission
Migration Diplomacy”, Mehari Taddele Maru | RSCAS Fellow, EUI
he Effect of Development Interventions on Migration Decisions“, Melissa Siegel | Professor of Migration Studies and Head of Migration Studies, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT
Recent developments in the global governance of migrationMarie McAuliffe | Head, Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Navigating between social science research and policymaking recommendationsJames Dennison | Research Fellow, MPC, RSCAS, EUI and Lenka Dražanová | Research Associate, MPC, RSCAS, EUI
Innovative approaches to managing temporary and permanent labour migration: implications for EuropeJean-Christophe Dumont | Head of the International Migration Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Cities of migrationLinda Oucho | Executive Director of Research and Data Hub, African Migration and Development Policy Centre, Kenya