Upcoming Event

Jan
29
09:30

Integration of migrants in the EU

This event will discuss the integration of migrants in the EU as well as the EU's response to the recent refugee crisis

January 29, 2018, 9:30 am Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin, Germany Public | On the Record Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

Since the early 1990s, immigration has been a more important source of population increase in the EU than the natural change due to births and deaths, while in recent years Europe is facing a large inflow of refugees. At the same time, Eurobarometer opinion surveys reveal that immigration tops the list of challenges that EU citizens are most concerned about and therefore effective policies toward immigration are more important now than ever.

Following the keynote address by Jutta Cordt on European and German immigration policies, the event will focus on integration of migrants in the EU and explore the reasons behind the large differences in migration integration effectiveness across the EU member states.

The event, organised by Bruegel in cooperation with DIW Berlin will discuss these and related questions and will also feature the launch in Berlin of the study authored by Uuriintuya Batsaikhan, Zsolt Darvas and Inês Gonçalves Raposo on the impact and integration of migrants in the European Union.

This event is made possible with the kind support of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Schedule

Jan 29, 2018

11:00-11:15

Welcome

Marcel Fratzscher

Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Communications and Events

11:15-12:00

Keynote adress

Jutta Cordt, President of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

12:00-12:30

Presentation of the Report: People on the Move: Impact and Integration of Migrants in the European Union

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

12.30-13.30

Panel discussion

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Manu Bhardwaj, Vice President for Research and Insights, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Herbert Brücker, Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg

Naika Foroutan, Member of the Bruegel Scientific Council and, Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

Manjula M. Luthria, Senior Economist at the Social Protection Labor and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

13.30

Lunch

Speakers

Herbert Brücker

Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg

Jutta Cordt

President of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Naika Foroutan

Member of the Bruegel Scientific Council and, Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

Marcel Fratzscher

Manjula M. Luthria

Senior Economist at the Social Protection Labor and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

Walt Macnee

Chairman, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Vice Chairman, Mastercard Worldwide

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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