MIPEX III Romania event

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.
Agenda of the Debate
Monday, 18 April 2011
Howard Johnson, 5-7 Calea Dorobanţilor, sector 1, Bucharest


09:00  Registration/Arrival/Coffee
10:00  Opening remarks
          Jonathan Gayther, Director English Language Services, British Council Romania  
          Gabriel Petrescu, Director, Soros Foundation Romania
10:20  Introduction
          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
12:30  Lunch
13:30  Workshops
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
15:00 Break
15:30  Plennary Session
16:30  Conclusions
Migrants Cultures - performances, displays, exhibitions


New results of MIPEX

We are pleased to announce that the new results of MIPEX (2014-2020) will be published by the end of 2020. MIPEX 2020 will include 52 European and non-European countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU28, India, Japan, Mexico, US and much more. Stay tuned!