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14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills

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Hauptschule
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Societies benefit from migration and enhanced mobility through ensuring equal treatment of migrants in a dynamic labour market. The recognition of a migrant’s qualifications represents one of the first and most important steps in ensuring that people can contribute to society according to their skills, abilities and preferences. How can the mutual recognition of qualifications be facilitated between Austria, Europe and other parts of the world? Are there any best practice examples? What are the biggest obstacles when it comes to recognising migrants’ skills and qualifications? How can we overcome them?

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Western Union Company, Englewood/Denver
Immigration Counsellor and Programme Manager, Embassy of Canada, Vienna
Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Coordinator, Integration Centres, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna
Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Host, Vienna

Mag. Hikmet ERSEK

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Western Union Company, Englewood/Denver

Financial Services, Europay/MasterCard, Vienna, Austria General Electric GE Capital and GE Corporate National Executive, Vienna, Austria and Slovenia Several Executive Roles, The Western Union Company, Europe, Middle East and Asia
 Master's Degree (Magister), Economics and Business Administration, WU Wien - University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
1986
1996
1999-2010

Renald GREGOIRE

Immigration Counsellor and Programme Manager, Embassy of Canada, Vienna

Assessment and Enquiries Officer, Revenue Canada, Ottawa Foreign Service Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa Third Secretary and Immigration Officer, Embassy of Canada, Port-au-Prince- 1994 First Secretary and Immigration Officer, Embassy of Canada, Manila First Secretary and Immigration Officer, Commission (Consulate) of Canada, Hong Kong Counselor and Deputy Program Manager, Embassy of Canada, Belgrade Counselor and Program Manager, Immigration and Visa Section, Embassy of Canada, Buenos Aires Deputy Director, Assignment Unit, Personnel Division, International Region, Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Ottawa Deputy Director, Control and Anti-fraud Division, Intelligence Branch, Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Ottawa Counselor and Programme Manager, Visa Section, Embassy of Canada, Tokyo Counselor and Programme Manager, Immigration and Visa Section, High Commission of Canada, Pretoria Counselor and Programme Manager, Immigration and Visa Section, Embassy of Canada, Bucharest
 B.A. Administration, Université du Québec, Hull
 B.A. History, Université Laval, Quebec City
1987-1990
1990-1990
1990-1992
1992
1994-1995
1995-1997
1997-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004
2004-2008
2008-2011
2011-2014

Array Sebastian KURZ

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

Provincial Chairman of the Young ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Vienna Federal Chairman of the Young ÖVP Member of the Vienna Provincial Diet and Vienna City Council, ÖVP, Vienna State Secretary for Integration, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
2008-2011
since 2009
2010-2011
2011-2013
2013-2017

Mag.a Jana MATISCHOK

Coordinator, Integration Centres, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna

Intern, and Freelancer, Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin e.V., Berlin European Voluntary Service: Holocaust Education, Gedenkdienst, Vienna Publication Unit, Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen Intern, IWM- Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna Research Project "Das andere Osteuropa - Die 1960-1980er Jahre. Dissens in Politik und Gesellschaft. Alternativen in der Kultur. Beiträge zur vergleichenden Zeitgeschichte", Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen Spokeswoman for the Young Scientists, Research platform Vienna Eastern Europe Forum, University of Vienna Scientific Associate, Department of Slavic Literatures and Cultures, University of Passau Project Manager, Talents Community 2011, University of Vienna Research Management Assistant, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Sphere, Vienna Coordinator, Integration Centres, ÖIF- Integration Fund, Vienna
2002
2002-2005
2005
2006
2007
since 2009
2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
since 2015

Dr. Rainer MÜNZ

Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Ph.D., University of Vienna Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences Lecturer, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and University of Vienna Visiting Professor, University of Bamberg, 1989 and 1997-1998 Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt am Main Lecturer, Technical University, Vienna Director, Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science Visiting Professor, University of Zurich Head, Department of Demography, Humboldt University, Berlin, 1997 Visiting Professor, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt Visiting Professor, University of Vienna Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics of Finance, Technical University, Vienna Senior Fellow, HWWI - Hamburg Institute of International Economics Senior Researcher, Erste Group Bank AG Member, Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030, European Union Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Center, Washington, D.C. Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen
1978
1979-1989
1980-1998
1986-1987
1986
1988-1989
1989-1997
1990-1992
1992
1992-2003
1995
2000-2001
2001-2002
since 2003
since 2005
2008-2010
since 2009
since 2010

Array Stephanie COX

Host, Vienna

Startup Live Vienna, Klagenfurt, Graz & Innsbruck IncrediblEurope Summit, Vienna Pioneers Festival Investors Day & Master Class, Vienna Pitch Your Passion, Vienna Children's University Krems Entrepreneurship Summit Vienna Ashoka Session, Vienna projectXchange, Red Cross, Vienna
2010
2011-2013
since 2011
2012
2012
2013
since 2013

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