The SIRIUS project has joined forces with the leading European think tank, CEPS, to organise an event that aims to begin the process of transforming the discourse on the labour market integration of migrant and refugees. The event will hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in Brussels on the 4th December 2019 and will feature SIRIUS project coordinator Professor Simone Baglioni.
The event, titled: 'Reversing the trend and recognising potential: Towards more evidence-based policies on the intergration of migrants and refugees in the EU', will bring together different actors including policymakers, trade unions, employer organisations, civil society organisations and academics to move us beyond discussion and debate regarding ‘border management and security’ to a position at the intersection of integration, entrepreneurship and innovation. The event will seek to develop this dialogue at a higher level of policymaking; in other words from a European viewpoint, rather than at the national level and in doing so brings together speakers from the European Commission, the International Organization for Migration, the European Trade Union Congress and the European Parliament.
The event will therefore be a opportunity to share experiences and visions, and discuss how a coordinated and best practice-based integration strategy could unleash the potential benefits of migrants and refugees for our societies and economies rather than their arrival being used as a tool for political division.
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