British Council and Soros Foundation Romania organize a debate around the results of the MIPEX III study (Migrant Integration Policy Index), on the 18 April 2011, starting with 10 a.m., at Howard Johnson Hotel in Bucharest...
The event offers the opportunity for participants to share their opinions and their expertise regarding the improvement of the policies aimed at migrants. Participants to this debate include representatives of the diplomatic missions in Romania and also of the central and local authorities who are active in the field of migration, prominent NGOs representatives, independent migrant associations, and independent academic and mass-media experts.
One of the MIPEX signatories will chair the event. The keynote speakers represent the Romanian Office for Immigration, International Organisation of Migration and Ministry of Labour. Thomas Huddleston, Policy Analyst at Migration Policy Group, Brussels, will present the outcomes of the Migrant Integration Policy Index 2010 (MIPEX III).
Romania has been included in the MIPEX study for the first time. Its strongest points refer to the anti-discrimination law, labour market mobility and family reunion.
Aspects that need improvement in Romania are related to political participation, access to nationality and education.
MIPEX III ROMANIA
Agenda of the Debate
Monday, 18 April 2011
Howard Johnson, 5-7 Calea Dorobanţilor, sector 1, Bucharest
10:00 Opening remarks
Jonathan Gayther, Director English Language Services, British Council Romania
Gabriel Petrescu, Director, Soros Foundation Romania
Chair: Mbela Nzuzi, Director, Refugee Women’s Organisation Romania
10:30 Keynote speeches
Romanian Office for Immigration
International Organisation for Migration
Mbela Nzuzi, Director, Refugee Women’s Organisation Romania
11:20 Migrant Voice
11:30 Research Presentation
Outcomes of the Migrant Integration Policy Index 2010 (MIPEX III)- Thomas Huddleston, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group, Brussels
12:00 Follow-up Discussion
Experts in the domain of migration who contributed to MIPEX III - Smaranda Witec,
Ştefan Leonescu, Andreea Crăciun, Romaniţa Iordache, Iris Alexe
Moderator: Thomas Huddleston, Analyst, Migration Policy Group, Brussels
Policy Area 1 Access to Education
Policy Area 2 Access to Labour Market
Policy Area 3 Access to Citizenship
Policy Area 4 Civic and Political Participation
Policy Area 5 Long-term residence/ Family reunion
15:30 Plennary Session
Migrants Cultures - performances, displays, exhibitions