European Contexts Seminar Series
What are the criteria for becoming an integrated migrant/refugee? Realities and Perceptions
Lessons and debates in Sweden, Italy, Austria, France, and Germany
When: Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 9:00-12:00 CET
Where: In-person and virtual
In-person: Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna
Registration is mandatory for both in-person attendance and online participation. Number of seats in Concordia is limited. Zoom link will be shared one day before the event.
Registration deadline: Monday, 13 February 2023, 18:00.
There are two ways to follow this seminar:
- Presseclub Concordia attendance - Registration!
- Zoom participation - Registration!
9:00-9:10 Welcome Greetings
Daniela Kraus, Presseclub Concordia, Ivan Vejvoda, Europe’s Futures-Ideas for Action (IWM) and Mirjana Tomić, Fjum/Presseclub Concordia.
Migration complexities: realities and perceptions.
Melita Sunjić, migration and communication expert, journalist, book author, university lecturer, Transcultural Campaigning, Vienna, Austria.
Panel discussion followed by Q&A
Migration is an important election issue. While debates focus on controlling the borders and expulsions, the question remains: What is a successful integration strategy? Which criteria should migrants fulfil? Between reality and perceptions.
Bernd Parusel, senior researcher, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) in Stockholm. Main research interests: policies on migration, asylum, integration, and borders in the European Union.
Sara Prestianni, expert in international migration policies, Euromed Right.
Rainer Bauböck, expert in democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism, and minority rights. Part-time professor at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
10:30-10:50: Coffee and Networking
Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
France and Germany have different citizenship and integration models. Yet, both countries have serious challenges. Which are the criteria for a successful integration? Realities and perceptions.
Patrick Weil is a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Professor Weil’s work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and church-state law and policy. Via Zoom.
To be announced.
Closing remarks: Ivan Vejvoda
Migration is a prevalent political topic in most European countries, often mentioned in connection with demographic decline and labour shortages. While current political debates focus on controlling the borders, the seminar will explore: What does it take to become a successful migrant/refugee? What are the criteria? On the other hand, what are the major fears regarding migration: demographic, cultural, linguistic, religious, or security? Is there a common EU integration policy or each country follows its own path?
Austrian and international journalists, thinktank analysts, and academics.
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