Past Event

Europe’s immigration and integration challenges: Financial and labour market dimensions

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Date: February 2, 2018, 10:30 am Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

Video recording

Event materials

Zsolt Darvas – presentation

Carlo Monticelli – presentation

Report: People on the move: migration and mobility in the European Union by Uuriintuya Batsaikhan, Zsolt Darvas and Inês Gonçalves Raposo

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.

How serious are Europe’s immigration challenges? What are the best experiences in integrating immigrants? What hurdles complicate the financial inclusion of refugees? What’s the impact of immigration on European labour markets, the economy and public finances? How effective is Europe’s response to the large inflow of refugees and how to best address the challenges of immigration?

The event is supported by funding from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Schedule

Feb 2, 2018

10:30-11:00

Check in and welcome coffee

11:00-11:30

Welcome and Keynote speech

Carlo Monticelli, Vice-Governor for Financial Strategy of Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)

11:30-12:00

Presentation of the report

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

12:00-13:30

Panel Discussion

Chair: James Politi, Financial Times Correspondent, Rome

Roberto Ciciani, Director General for Prevention of Use of Financial System for Illegal Purposes, Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance

Marcela Escobari, Acting head for data & research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Tatiana Esposito, Director General for Immigration and Integration Policies, Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

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

Concluding remarks

Nathalie Tocci, Director, IAI

13:30-14:00

Light lunch

14:00

End

Speakers

Roberto Ciciani

Director General for Prevention of Use of Financial System for Illegal Purposes, Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Marcela Escobari

Acting head for data & research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Tatiana Esposito

Director General for Immigration and Integration Policies, Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

Manjula M. Luthria

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

Carlo Monticelli

Vice-Governor for Financial Strategy of Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)

James Politi

Financial Times Correspondent, Rome

Nathalie Tocci

Director, IAI

Location & Contact

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Via Mighetti 30/A, Rome, Italy

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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