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15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration

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Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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Against a backdrop of unemployment and low economic growth, migration has become a major issue in Europe today. But migration also represents an opportunity and an important resource in the context of ageing societies. Which projects are contributing to the integration of refugees and migrants into host societies and the labour market across Europe?

Director, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence
Chairman of the Board and Founder, The Center for International Migration and Integration, Jerusalem
Founder, Techfugees, London
Economic Advisor, EIB Institute, Luxembourg
Co-founder, mobilearn, Stockholm
Managing Director, magdas - Caritas Services GmbH, Vienna
Dean, European Investment Bank Institute, Luxembourg

Prof. Philippe FARGUES

Director, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence

 Philippe Fargues is the founding Director of the Migration Policy Centre. He is a sociologist and demographer. He has been Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo, a senior researcher at the French National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris, a visiting professor at Harvard, and the Director of the Centre for Economic Legal and Social Studies (CEDEJ) in Cairo.
 He has lectured in a number of universities in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East.

Array Arnon MANTVER

Chairman of the Board and Founder, The Center for International Migration and Integration, Jerusalem

 Arnon Mantver was the Director of JDC Israel, the Israeli arm of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, from 1995-2013. In 1989 he was appointed Director-General of the Jewish Agency s Immigration and Absorption Department and played a key role during a period of notable events in Israel's history, including the mass aliyah of Jews from the former Soviet Union and from Ethiopia. His broad experience has made him one of Israel s foremost experts on immigrant absorption. In 1998, Mr. Mantver established CIMI (the Center for International Migration and Integration) to facilitate effective migration management through knowledge exchange, capacity-building and technical assistance to government and non-governmental agencies. In 2011, the President of the State of Israel presented CIMI with the Israel Award for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings.

Array Mike BUTCHER

Founder, Techfugees, London

 Editor At Large of TechCrunch, the biggest breaking news site about the world s hottest tech companies. Co-founder of TechHub, the co-working network for startups, and founder of the Coalition for a Digital Economy and a London Technology Ambassador. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in technology in surveys by The Daily Telegraph, GfK NOP, The Independent, Wired and The Evening Standard. He is a regular commentator on the tech business, appearing on the BBC, Sky News, and Channel 4, among others.

Array Maria Luisa FERREIRA

Economic Advisor, EIB Institute, Luxembourg

BA, Economics, The Portuguese Catholic University, Palma de Cima, Lisboa Auditor Assistant, Arthur Andersen and Co., Lisboa Assistant Lecturer, The Portuguese Catholic University, Palma de Cima, Lisboa Assistant Lecturer, Universidade Nova de Lisboa M.Sc., Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison MA, Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison Consultant (Land Tenure Centre), University of Wisconsin, Madison Ph.D., Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Consultant (The World Bank), Population and Human Resources Division, Eastern Africa Department, Washington, D.C. Human Resource Economist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. Senior Human Resource Economist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. Senior Education Economist, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Senior Consultant, Human Development Department, Southeast Asia Department, The World Bank Washington, D.C. Principal Administrator, OECD - Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Paris Senior Education Economist, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Invited Expert, Equity in Education Thematic review in Hungary, OECD Deputy Economic Advisor, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Economic Advisor, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Invited Expert, Learning for Jobs, Thematic Review of Vocational Education and Training in Hungary, OECD
 Ph.D., Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Array Ernest RADAL

Co-founder, mobilearn, Stockholm

Array Gabriela SONNLEITNER

Managing Director, magdas - Caritas Services GmbH, Vienna

Leitung Kommunikation, Caritas Österreich Senior Consultant, Ketchum Publico
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 Since 2015 Managing Director, magdas - Caritas Services GmbH, Vienna

Array Francisco DE PAULA COELHO

Dean, European Investment Bank Institute, Luxembourg

 Graduate from Solvay Business School, University of Brussels, and has been an assistant lecturer in Economics at the University of Lisbon.
 Previously Director for EIB Operations in Asia and Latin America (2004-2015), after having been Director of the Department for Planning and Settlement of Operations in the EIB Financial Directorate (2000-2004), and Head of the Loans Back Office at the EIB Treasury Department. Francisco de Paula Coelho joined the EIB in 1987, as a loan officer for the ACP countries after having worked for the World Bank, in Washington, DC.

Political Symposium

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28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary