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Panel debate: Promising practises on how to successfully integrate migrants

On 25 January 2017, EP Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty, Caritas Europa and Cittalia organise will organise a panel discussion on promising practices on how to successfully integration migrants in Europe.

During the event, Caritas Europa will present the main findings of its research on integration of migrants presented in the publication "Welcome! Migrants make Europe stronger".

Examples from across Europe will be presented as concrete examples that could be upscaled within the country and across Europe.

Programme

13:00 Welcome and opening by Sylvie Goulard, Chair of the Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty

13:10  Presentation of the main findings of Caritas’ publication Welcome! Migrants make Europe stronger  by Jorge Nuño Mayer, Secretary General of Caritas Europa

13:25 Concrete examples that could be upscaled within the country and across Europe:        

  • Community sponsorship in the UK - Mr. Mark Wiggin, CEO Caritas Diocese of Salford, UK

  • Finding housing for refugees in Italy - Mr. Leonardo Domenici, former MEP and president of Cittalia

  • Successful labour market integration video testimony:

    • Ms. Anita Arakelian (Syrian living in Austria)

    • Mr. Mousab Eloudi (Tunisian living in Spain)

  • Significance of dialogue in addressing cultural barriers – Mr. George Joseph, Caritas Sweden

  • Benefits of promoting integration - Ms. Agnese Papadia, policy specialist working in the field of integration at DG Home, Unit B1- legal migration and Integration

14:20 Questions and answer session

14:50 Concluding remarks

Download the agenda here

Location

The forum and accommodation will take place at
European Parliament 
Room ASP 5G1
Brussels, Belgium

 

Registration

Register before 17 January 2017

 

For further information, please contact
 

Shannon Pfohman
spfohman@caritas.eu
+32 (0)2 235 26 51

 The publication presented in this event has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" (2014-2020). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi.