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

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Hauptschule
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?

Speakers

Director, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence Introduction
Chairman of the Board and Founder, The Center for International Migration and Integration, Jerusalem Introduction
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 Chair

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.

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.

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.

Maria Luisa FERREIRA

Economic Advisor, EIB Institute, Luxembourg

 Ph.D., Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1984 BA, Economics, The Portuguese Catholic University, Palma de Cima, Lisboa
1984 Auditor Assistant, Arthur Andersen and Co., Lisboa
1984-1987 Assistant Lecturer, The Portuguese Catholic University, Palma de Cima, Lisboa
1984-1992 Assistant Lecturer, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
1988 M.Sc., Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
1988-1992 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1989 MA, Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1991 Consultant (Land Tenure Centre), University of Wisconsin, Madison
1992 Ph.D., Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1992-1996 Consultant (The World Bank), Population and Human Resources Division, Eastern Africa Department, Washington, D.C.
1996-1999 Human Resource Economist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
1999 Senior Human Resource Economist, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
1999-2002 Senior Education Economist, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
2002-2003 Senior Consultant, Human Development Department, Southeast Asia Department, The World Bank Washington, D.C.
2003-2004 Principal Administrator, OECD - Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Paris
2004-2005 Senior Education Economist, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
2005 Invited Expert, Equity in Education Thematic review in Hungary, OECD
2005-2007 Deputy Economic Advisor, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
2007-2012 Economic Advisor, EIB - The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
2007-2008 Invited Expert, Learning for Jobs, Thematic Review of Vocational Education and Training in Hungary, OECD
since 2012 General Manager and Head of Knowledge and Social Programmes, EIB Institute, Luxembourg

Gabriela SONNLEITNER

Managing Director, magdas - Caritas Services GmbH, Vienna

2000-2011 Leitung Kommunikation, Caritas Österreich
2011-2013 Senior Consultant, Ketchum Publico
 Since 2015 Managing Director, magdas - Caritas Services GmbH, Vienna
2013-2015 Bereichsleitung Kommunikation, LICHT FÜR DIE WELT

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

15:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:30The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver?Plenary
17:00 - 21:00Resilience: A "Situation Room" ExperimentPartner
19:00 - 20:30Democracy Gone Astray?Plenary
20:30 - 21:30Europe State Award CeremonyPartner

29.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Editors' BreakfastPlenary
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and PoliticsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis SituationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial SpiritBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Liberté - Égalité - Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of GovernanceBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and RussiaBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Hanan AshrawiPartner
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet's Global FutureBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, ResilientBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging RisksBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the "New" Challenge of IntegrationBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member StatesBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The EU's Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee CrisisBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility GapBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future?Breakout
16:00 - 18:00ReceptionSocial
18:00 - 19:30Turkey between Regional Aspirations and ChallengesPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Brexit and the Future of EuropePlenary

30.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club: Strategies of InfluencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things GoingPlenary
09:30 - 10:00COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and SciencePlenary
10:30 - 12:30Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead?Plenary