Programme

The program may change over the next weeks. Check this page regularly!

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
Presentation of the Summer School and its promoters (Africa e Mediterraneo) and partners. Presentation of participants and networking.
Labour market integration of migrants in the European Union – Alessio J. G. Brown, Honorary Professor at the United Nations University – MERIT
Labour market integration of asylum seekers and refugees in the European Union
Afternoon session
Networking workshop

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

Morning session
Integration in the labour market of migrants and asylum seekers – The case of Sweden – Caroline Tovatt, Migration Studies Delegation Sweden
Integration in the labour market of migrants and asylum seekers – The case of Italy
Afternoon session
Project arena: the participants will have the chance to present and share migration-related projects and then answer questions from the audience

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

Morning session
Recognition of qualifications, skills and competences – Alessia Lefebure, French School for Public Health
The role of employment agencies in the integration of asylum seekers and migrants – Monia Dardi, Adecco Foundation
Afternoon session
TBD

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

Morning session
Policies for temporary, circular and return migration in Europe – Bernd Parusel, Swedish Migration Agency / European Migration Network
The complicated relationship between development and migration
Afternoon session
TBD

13th July 2018 – Diversity and discrimination in the workplace

Morning session
Racism and discrimination in employment in the European Union
Diversity in the workplace – Examples from different productive sectors
Afternoon session
Project arena: the participants will have the chance to present and share migration-related projects and then answer questions from the audience
Evaluation

14th July 2018 – Final conference

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