On October 5th and 6th, Roskilde University will host a two-day conference organized by the Danish SIRIUS team to disseminate the team’s project research findings. The event will be entitled “Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities” and will be held on the occasion of the 5-year anniversary of the Danish government’s announcement that its integration efforts would be solely focused on refugees entering the labour market soon after their arrival in the country.
Speaking of the importance of studying labour market integration of migrants in Denmark, Danish team lead Prof. Michelle Pace said, “In a multicultural Denmark, the disclosure of who somebody is – rather than what somebody is (an Iraqi/Syrian or Muslim etc.) – his or her gifts, talents, skills and qualities – is what the Danish engagement in SIRIUS is all about”. With regard to the conference, she added, “For me personally it is important to raise public awareness about what new citizens of Denmark bring to the pool of labour as an important resource for a welfare state Denmark that represents all its citizens equally”.
Speakers at the conference will include academics as well as representatives of civil society organizations, labour unions, journalists, political parties and migrant organizations. For the conference program and registration, please visit: https://events.ruc.dk/sirius/signup.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, all interested participants are required to register to attend the event. A link will be provided for those wishing to follow the proceedings online.