The Hague Institute for Global Justice and the Embassy of Canada in The Hague co-hosted this expert roundtable to bring together immigration and integration experts to discuss and share best practices with respect to the civic integration of migrants and refugees in the European context.
EU member states face a political and social crisis in relation to how to deal with the inflow of asylum seekers and other migrants from Africa, the Middle East and other war-torn regions. While the public and political discourse has centred on the issue of ‘reducing’ the influx, policy makers both national and international will have to turn their attention to the integration of those asylum seekers, recognised refugees and other migrants who have already arrived. This roundtable aimed to contribute to this dialogue.
The roundtable event began with welcoming remarks from Dr. Abi Williams (President of The Hague Institute), followed by a presentation by Canadian expert Mr. Leslie Seidle (Institute for Research on Public Policy, and former senior government official). The discussion was moderated by Dr. David Connolly (Head of the Conflict Prevention Program, The Hague Institute).
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