Message from the Director
I am very happy to welcome you to the Annual Activity Report for 2021 of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute.
Our work here in MPC is organised across three main areas: research; policy dialogue; and training. In all of these areas, this report documents our activities and our attempts to build bridges between the research that we do and a wide variety of stakeholders. We do not see these three components as separate activities, but, rather, see each as being enriched by the others. This perspective informs all the work that we do and also how we understand the purposes of the Migration Policy Centre. We are very proud of the work that we have done that is documented in this Report not only for the scholarly contribution that we try to make but also through our efforts to communicate in ways that are accessible to a wide audience. In 2021 this meant that we focused on the production of webinars and blogs that have helped us to reach tens of thousands of readers, listeners and watchers.
Because of the pandemic almost all of our activity was online during 2021. A particular highlight was our Summer school that, despite the limits of online connection, was a very positive experience and allowed us to engage with a fantastic group of participants whose commitment and enthusiasm helped make the Summer School a great success.
In 2022, we will once again be able to host in person meetings, but will maintain our commitment to use of online resources to reach as wide an audience as possible.
I wanted to thank you for engaging with our work and encourage you to feel free to provide feedback, comments and suggestions on our activities.
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