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.
 
MIPEX III ROMANIA
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

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