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Discussion series: Innovative approaches to migration and integration

Next DATE: June 22, 2017, with PAUL COLLIER

Few questions polarise as much as this: What path should Europe’s migration policy take? Essentially, two concepts are up for discussion: on the one hand a restrictive model with a focus on ethnicity and culture, and on the other a selective model, based on qualifications and economic criteria.

While Europe still lacks its own approach, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have completed the switch to a selective model. What are the arguments for and against each model? What recommendations and insights do the social sciences provide? How will the European Union and the national governments decide?

In partnership with the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), we invite international experts to Vienna to present the latest studies, theories and forecasts on migration and integration.

Join in the discussion and gain new insights into one of the central questions for the future of politics, economics and society!

Theme: Forecasting and visions of the future
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5.30 p.m.
Venue: Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Vienna
With: Prof. Paul Collier, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford | Stephanie Cox, Founderin of  “chancen:reich” | Vedran Dzihic, Senior Researcher at Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik | Peter Webinger, Austrian Ministry of the Interior
Registration: Online Form

This discussion series is a continuation of the European Forum Alpbach’s thematic focus on migration and integration. The initial impetus came from the networking meetings for mayors that took place all over Austria in 2015 and 2016.