The event, organised by Bruegel in cooperation with the Institute for International Affairs will discuss these and related questions and will also feature the launch in Rome of the study authored by Zsolt Darvas on the impact and integration of migrants in the European Union.
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.
Check in and welcome coffee
Welcome and Keynote speech
Carlo Monticelli, Vice-Governor for Financial Strategy of Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
Presentation of the report
Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow
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
Nathalie Tocci, Director, IAI
Director General for Prevention of Use of Financial System for Illegal Purposes, Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance
Acting head for data & research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Director General for Immigration and Integration Policies, Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
Senior Economist at the Social Protection Labor and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank
Vice-Governor for Financial Strategy of Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
Financial Times Correspondent, Rome
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