Programme

The Summer School will cover five topics which are considered crucial in order to understand labour market integration of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe today. The praxis-based approach enables an investigation of these issues from different perspectives with the help of high-profile academic scholars and experts from the field.

The learning process aims to investigate challenges and opportunities of labour market integration of migrants and asylum seekers and enhance the approach and effectiveness of those who work, or who are willing to work, in this field, as well as in the fields of social communication and academic research.

 

9th July 2018 – European Framework

Morning session
OPENING SESSION
8.30 – 9.30
Welcome coffee and presentation of the Summer School, its promoters and partners.
9.30 – 11.00
Labour Market Integration of Migrants in the European UnionAlessio J. G. Brown, Honorary Professor at the United Nations University – MERIT
Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00
Labour Market Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the European Union – Chiara Monti, European Commission DG Employment
Buffet Lunch
Afternoon session
16.30 – 18.00
Laws of Asylum in Crisis – Patrick Weil, Yale Law School
Lectio Magistralis at Cappella Farnese (Bologna Townhall)
18.30 – 20:30
Networking cocktail at Parco del Cavaticcio

10th July 2018 – Case studies of labour market integration of migrants and asylum seekers

Morning session
9.30 – 11.00
Integration in the Labour Market of Migrants and Asylum Seekers: The Case of Sweden – Caroline Tovatt, Migration Studies Delegation Sweden
Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00
Integration in the Labour Market of Migrants and Asylum Seekers: The Case of Italy – P. G. Van Wolleghen and Annavittoria Sarli, ISMU Foundation
Buffet Lunch
Afternoon session
15.00 – 17.30
Labour market integration of refugees in practice: Experiences and best practices in Bologna. Interactive session with local social workers, entrepreneurs and refugees.

11th July 2018 – Recognition of qualifications and the role of employment agencies

Morning session
9.30 – 11.00
Recognition of Qualifications, Skills and Competences – Alessia Lefebure, French School for Public Health
Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00
The Role of Employment Agencies in the Integration of Asylum Seekers and Migrants – Monia Dardi, Adecco Foundation
Buffet Lunch
Afternoon session
14.30 – 16.00
Migrant Entrepreneurship in Italy and Germany. Reality and Opportunities for the Future – Massimo D’Angelillo, Genesis business accelerator

12th July 2018 – Circular migration and the migration/development nexus

Morning session
9.30 – 11.00
Policies for Temporary, Circular and Return Migration in Europe: A Realistic and Coherent Approach? – Bernd Parusel, Swedish Migration Agency / European Migration Network
Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00
Understanding and managing migration flows from an economic perspective – Michele Bruni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Buffet Lunch
Afternoon session
14.30 – 16.30
Project arena: the participants will have the chance to present and share migration-related projects and then answer questions from the audience

13th July 2018 – Diversity and discrimination in the workplace

Morning session
9.30 – 11.00
Racism and Discrimination in Employment in the European Union – Ojeaku Nwabuzo, European Network Against Racism
Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00
Diversity in the Workplace. Examples from Different Productive Sectors – Beatrice Spallaccia, University of Bologna
Buffet Lunch
Afternoon session
17.00 – 19.00
Migrantour: Intercultural Urban Routes in the Bolognina District

14th July 2018 – Final conference

Final public conference
10.00 – 14.30
Field visit at the Training, Production and Reception Centre of Lama di Reno (Marzabotto).
Final public session with partners and stakeholders.
Handout of the certificate of attendance to all participants.
Buffet Lunch