Border Stories: From there to here. How innovative research into personal experiences can help the EU address Intra EU mobility and Third Country Migration

This event brings together policy, research and practice in migration studies with a particular focus on understanding the social context of migration and migrants, both at home and in their new countries.

3rd of February 2016 from 9.00 to 13.00, followed by lunch at London House (rue du Trône 108, Brussels).

How can academic research help policy makers frame the best policies to manage the emerging reality of internal and external migration across the EU? This event brings together policy, research and practice in migration studies with a particular focus on understanding the social context of migration and migrants, both at home and in their new countries, as it pertains to young people and the non-migrants who now find themselves at the very heart of the immigration debate. It poses the question: how can we use what we have learned from past and current migrations to craft effective but fair social policy to better manage the current process of migration and ease integration for both the migrant population and their host countries?

 

PROGRAMME

9.00-9.20 Registration

9.20-9.30 Welcome and Introduction

9.30-10.30 Panel Discussion: From there - Understanding the journey of migrants
Professor Ravinder Barn, Professor of Social Policy, Centre for Criminology and Sociology Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor Ann Phoenix, Professor of Psychosocial Studies, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education University of London                                        
Delphine Drapeau, Regional Protection Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Regional Representation for Western Europe                                                                                  
Chaired by Michael Reynier
, Deputy CEO, London Higher

 

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 Panel Discussion: To here - Successfully integrating migrants into EU societies
Thomas Huddleston, Programme Director Migration and Integration, Migration Policy Group
Professor Nira Yuval-Davis, Director, the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East London
Professor Sally Mackey, Professor of Applied Theatre and Performance, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Principal Administrator, "Reflective Societies", DG Research, European Commission
Chaired by Ana Feder, Policy Advisor, Migration & Integration, EUROCITIES

12.30-13.00 Discussion and Concluding Remarks

13.00-14.00 Networking Lunch

The event is being run by London Higher Europe, a university sponsored initiative providing a single point of contact for those wishing to engage with the full range of university research in London. This event is supported by London's European Office.

 

Presentations from the event

Michael Reynier, Deputy CEO, London Higher Europe

Professor Ravinder Barn, Professor of Social Policy, Centre for Criminology and Sociology Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Ann Phoenix, Professor of Psychosocial Studies, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education University of London

Delphine Drapeau, Regional Protection Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Regional Representation for Western Europe 

Professor Sally Mackey, Professor of Applied Theatre and Performance, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama  

Videos and Websites

Professor Sally Mackey
Gels (cf. No 2): http://www.performingplaces.org/placepracopenotw.html
Responses (extract): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEuXDueUOEQ&feature=youtu.be

Professor Nira Yuval-Davies
Film: https://vimeo.com/126315982
Website: http://www.euborderscapes.eu/

Michael Huddleston
Website: http://www.mipex.eu/