Monday, 27 February 2012
(Drinks reception from 18:00-19:00)
Science 14 Atrium
14b Rue de la Science
Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Charles Clarke, former UK Home Secretary and Member of MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration Demetrios Papademetriou, President of Migration Policy Institute and MPI Europe Patrick Simon, Director of Research for Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (INED)
Elizabeth Collett, Director, Migration Policy Institute Europe
The Migration Policy Institute has been active in the European immigration debate for nearly a decade. In recognition of MPI's ever closer engagement with immigration policymakers and stakeholders in Europe, MPI Europe has been established in Brussels as a nonprofit research institute dedicated to the promotion of a better understanding of migration.
This event marks MPI Europe's official launch in Brussels. To inaugurate the new office, MPI Europe will host a panel discussion to explore what is driving societal discontent in Europe, the role immigration plays in this, and why there is a growing perception that immigrant integration efforts are failing.
Panelists will seek to answer some of the key questions posed at the most recent plenary meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration, a flagship initiative of the Migration Policy Institute, and reflect on some of the evidence produced for this meeting. What can policymakers do to build inclusive societies given the on-the-ground realities on each side of the Atlantic? Where is the policy and political middle ground — and the necessary new vision — that can drive the next generation of policies to rebuild inclusive societies and bring immigrants and native citizens together in pursuit of a shared future?